“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; . . ." Matthew 28:19-20
Baptism is necessary before one can receive the other Sacraments. It is the door through which we have access to the other Sacraments. Baptism was instituted by Christ when he was baptized by John the Baptist. He commanded his apostles to go forth and baptize all nations (Matt.28:19). Baptism makes us children of God and imprints an indelible character on the soul. Baptism classes for infants/young children at St. Mary’s are held monthly; parents and godparents must attend the class. Baptismal Packets are to be picked up in the church office prior to class and brought to class. Please contact one of the deacons, or call the church office 254.773.4541 for more information.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC) is offered for children who seek Sacramental reception and whose parents are in RCIA preparation. In this case, please contact the Director of Faith Formation, Patricia St. Amour at
For adults, baptism is one of the rites of the Rite of Christian Initiation in Adults (RCIA). Baptism is the gateway to reception of the other Sacraments. In most cases, adults who seek Sacramental reception will enter into preparation for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). In regards to RCIA, please contact the Parish Office at 254.773.4541.