Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), 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)
Click here to read more about the Sacrament of Baptism in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Baptisms at St. Luke's Church
Baptisms here at St. Luke's are typically held on the 3rd Sunday of each month after the 11:30AM Mass. If you are interested in scheduling a Baptism, please call St. Luke's Rectory at 401-246-1212. Note: All parents must register for a Baptismal Preparation Class prior to the Baptism. Please contact us if you have any other questions.
Godparents for the Baptism
Normally each child/adult baptized has one godmother and one godfather. In order to present the child/person on the day of Baptism, the godparent must be in full communion with the Catholic Church and should be a regular weekly participant in the sacramental life of the Church (a Catholic in good standing). Each will be asked to fill out a sponsor form and have it signed by their local parish priest as well as a godparent form which much be sent in advance to St. Luke's Church, 108 Washington Road, Barrington, RI 02806.