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. Through baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word. (CCC 1213)
Who can receive the sacrament of baptism? “Every person not yet baptized and only such a person is able to be baptized.” (CCC 1246)
At Jesus the Divine Word, baptismal preparation is required for all parents requesting to have a child baptized. Baptism classes are offered by appointment. At least one godparent must be a confirmed practicing Catholic. To schedule an appointment, you may contact the office 410-414-8304 or send an email to Fr. John.
Please click here to download a Baptismal Register Form.