Where infant Baptism has become the form in which this sacrament is usually celebrated, it has become a single act encapsulating the preparatory stages of Christian initiation in a very abridged way. By its very nature infant Baptism requires a post-baptismal catechumenate. Not only is there a need for instruction after Baptism, but also for the necessary flowering of baptismal grace in personal growth. The catechism has its proper place here."
Parents who present children to be baptized are expected to be registered, practicing members of the parish. Parents must attend a baptismal preparation session prior to baptism. Contact: Oretha Pretlow at 757-622-4487.