“Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments…. ‘Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water and the word.’ (Catholic Catechism #1213)”
Parish requirements for infant/child baptism
- One or both parents are practicing Catholics
- Parents are registered members of Mary, Queen of Peace Parish
- Parents attend a preparation class concerning Baptism
- Child is under the canonical age of seven years
For children over seven years of age or for adults wishing to receive this sacrament, see RCIA Section.