September 24, 2018




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 (and daughters) of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission…”                        

Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 1213)


Congratulations on the new addition to your family!  Baptism preparation with your family is our opportunity to walk with you through the entire baptism process, and explore not only what happens during a baptism, but what it means to be, and live, as a disciple of Christ.  As the first teacher of your child, your modeling and example will set the spiritual foundation for your child’s entire life! Your new child will be baptized into a wonderful Catholic community and adopted as a son or daughter of God.

Baptism preparation sessions take place every other month and are held at both Holy Angels and St. Anthony parishes.  You are welcome to complete the session before your new bundle of joy arrives or after. A prior meeting with the Director of Evangelization and pre-Registration are mandatory to attend.     Below are the Baptism Preparation dates for the upcoming year:

St. Anthony (Rectory Conference Room)                            Holy Angels (Parish Office)

June 13                                                                                       April 12

October 10                                                                                 December 2

February 13                                                                               April 7


Baptisms can be requested at any Mass pending liturgical schedule, previously scheduled baptisms and the permission of the Pastor.  There are no baptisms during Lent.

For more information or to register, please contact Sharon Christy, Director of Evangelization, at 937-253-9132 x 130 or



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