Baptism is the welcoming of a new member into the Catholic faith community through the anointing with blessed and consecrated oil, the pouring or immersion in water, and baptizing in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Baptisms are usually celebrated by an ordained priest, but in emergency situations any person can baptize.

Baptisms are scheduled with one of the Sacred Heart Cathedral Priests. They are usually celebrated on the weekend. For first time parents, a baptismal preparation class is required. To schedule your child’s Baptism contact one of the priests at Sacred Heart Cathedral.