Baptism is a sacrament of belonging. In baptism we are united to God in Christ and receive the Holy Spirit. Through baptism we become full members of the Christian Church in general and of Christ’s Church in particular. In baptism we enter a Covenant with God. We make several promises to God and God’s church:
- We affirm our faith in God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- We promise to “continue in the Apostles’ teaching and fellowship in the breaking of bread and in the prayers.”
- We promise to “persevere in resisting evil and, whenever we fall into sin, to repent and return to the Lord.”
- We promise to “proclaim by word and example the good news of God in Christ.”
- We promise to “seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves.”
- We promise to “strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.”
Feast Days For Baptism
Baptism is a sacrament that involves the whole Christian community. Therefore, it is normally celebrated during the main Sunday worship service. Because baptism is a community event, we do not do private baptisms except in extreme emergencies.
Baptisms are held on specific occasions in the year:
- The Feast of the Baptism of our Lord (first Sunday after Epiphany)
- Easter Vigil - (Typically Adults given the evening hour)
- All Saints
For further information or to request a baptism, please contact the Parish Office of Christ’s Church at 914-967-1749 or firstname.lastname@example.org.