Baptism

According to the Apostle Paul, the believer enters through Baptism into communion with Christ's death, is buried with Him, and rises with Him:

"Do you know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptzed into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life" (Romans 6:3-3; cf. Colossians 2:12).

The baptized have "put on Christ" (Gal 3:27). Through the Holy Spirit, Baptism is a bath that purifies, justifies, and sanctifies (1 Cor 6:11; 12:13).        

- Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 1227

Baptism is the first of the three Sacraments of Initiation; the other two are Confirmation and Eucharist. In the waters of Baptism, we become members of the Body of Christ--God's People; we are configured to Jesus Christ the High Priest and share in his prophetic, kingly, and priestly mission; original sin is remitted. 

Sacraments 101: Baptism (why we baptize)

Baptism Registration

Please complete for baptism at St. Rose / St. Agnes after contacting our office at: (978) 774-1958. Please note that The Christ Initiative holds one baptismal service per month. They alternate each month between St. Rose and St. Agnes. We do not schedule private baptisms so there may be multiple babies being baptized at the same service. Amount of babies baptized can vary between 1-12. Godparents must be Christian and at least one must be a confirmed Catholic. There is no required fee for baptism. If you wish to make an offering to St. Agnes/St. Rose church on the occasion of your child's baptism, please make the check out to "Saint Agnes Parish" or "Saint Rose of Lima Parish". Your offering will be used for the upkeep of the parish.

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