The Sacrament of Baptism

The origin and foundation of Christian Baptism is Jesus.  Before starting his public ministry, Jesus submitted himself to the baptism given by John the Baptist.  The waters did not purify him; he cleansed the waters.  . . .  Jesus did not need to be baptized because he was totally faithful to the will of his Father and free from sin.  However, he wanted to show his solidarity with human beings in order to reconcile them to the Father. By commanding his disciples to baptize all nations, he established the means by which people would die to sin – Original and actual – and begin to live a new life with God.

In Baptism, the Holy Spirit moves us to answer Christ's call to holiness. In Baptism, we are asked to walk by the light of Christ and to trust in his wisdom. We are invited to submit our hearts to Christ with ever deeper love.

~from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults

Above from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/sacraments-and-sacramentals/baptism

For Catholics, the Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship whether we are baptized as infants or adults. 

Infant ​Baptism (under the age of 7) is typically held at St. Brendan Church on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 1 PM and at St. Ann Church on the 4th Saturday of the month at 1 PM and subject to change with prior notice.  Please contact the parish office at (617) 436-0310 at least 30 days prior to register.  Conditions apply for those nominated to be godparents according to the norms of Canon Law (c. 874 §1).

Adults interested in being baptized or received into the Roman Catholic Church, please refer to the section on RCIA under the Faith Formation icon on the main page or call the parish office at (617) 436-0310.