Baptism is the foundation of the entire Christian life, and is the gateway to all of the other sacraments.  Those who are baptized are freed from sin and become adopted sons and daughters of God, members of the Church, and sharers in Her mission.  (CCC 1213)

Baptism Preparation classes are scheduled on a monthly basis for parents and godparents to attend.  The sacrament of Baptism is celebrated on scheduled Sundays outside of Mass, following the last Sunday Mass of the day.  Baptisms will be celebrated during the mass on a quarterly basis. 

The scheduled Sundays for baptism during the mass are: 

  • November 20, 2016
  • January 8, 2017
  • April 23, 2017
  • June 11, 2017

To sign up for an upcoming baptism class, please call the office at (757) 851-8800.

For adults seeking the sacrament of Baptism, please see our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) page