“Baptism takes away original sin, all personal sins and all punishment due to sin. It makes the baptized person a participant in the divine life of the Trinity through sanctifying grace; the grace of justification which incorporates one into Christ and into His Church.” (#263 - Compedium - Catechism of the Catholic Church)
Baptism is the basis of our Christian life. Baptism is the first of the Sacraments and is necessary for the reception of all of the other Sacraments. It is by Baptism that we are brought into the fullness of life in Christ. We are freed from sin and reborn as sons and daughters of God; we become members of Christ; we are incorporated into the Church; and, we are made sharers in her missionary mission.
For infant or young child Baptisms at Prince of Peace, contact Deacon Steve Fraker at 856-7657 ext 104 or email.
In the Catholic Church, Baptism is normally adminstered to infants or very young children. In the cases of older children and for adults, the Church has processes in place to insure understanding and the proper of disposition the individuals to be baptized. For adults, the Church has the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) process available, while for older children, the similar RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation of Children) process is used. For both the RCIA and the RCIC process, contact Deacon Steve Fraker at 856-7657 ext 104 or by email.