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The Sacrament of Baptism is the first of our seven sacraments. It is through Baptism that the stain of original sin, and any other sin, is wiped away and we become new members of the Body of Christ and the Catholic Church. We extend a special welcome to you if you are trying to find out more about Baptism for yourself, or for your child.

If you are an adult who is seeking more information on how to become a member of the Catholic Church, please check out The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). There you will find good information on what that process is and also contact information for the person who can tell you more about it.

If you are visiting our site because you recently became a parent, or your child is a little older; we offer our congratulations! We know what a busy and exciting time this is for your family, and we want to assist you in raising your child in the faith.

Now, you want to know how you go about getting your child baptized. Below are some frequently asked questions to get you started. If your question or situation does not fit neatly into these answers, don’t panic. Life happens! Please call the parish office at 419-625-7465 or email Deacon Jeff Claar or Deacon Bill Burch with your questions, or what is on your mind.



Baptism FAQs

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