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Child not Baptized?

Here is what you need to know...

The Church wants you to know more about baptism and the choice you are making for your child.

Church law says that a child who is under the age of 7 can be initiated into the Catholic Church simply by being baptized.

Once a child has completed grade 2, that is no longer true.

  • Baptism is the first step in initiation into the Catholic Church
  • There are 3 sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation

A child who has completed grade 2 or who is older will receive special instruction appropriate to his or her age and will receive the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation and Eucharist at the same celebration.

The instruction will take much longer than for Baptism alone but will prepare your child very well to understand the faith and the Church.

The Church is always joyful to welcome new believers. As you consider what is best for your child, please call your local parish.

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