Baptism is the rite of initiation into the Christian faith. The service of Holy Baptism takes place at the 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. services at least six times a year except during Lent. Because it is a rite of initiation into a community of faith, baptism is not administered privately at All Saints’.
The Episcopal Church practices infant baptism. We baptize people as babies as a symbol of the free grace of God that comes to all without requiring any action on our part.
If you decide to have your child baptized at All Saints’, the clergy and the Guild of the Christ Child will work with you in preparing for your child’s baptism. The Guild of the Christ Child is a volunteer group of women who provide a warm welcome and hospitality to the families of those being baptized. A guild member will meet with your family the day before the baptism at the seminar. On Sunday morning, the day of the baptism, a guild member will greet you and escort you and your family to your pew(s) for the service.
Space is limited at each service, so please contact Pat Kiley at least one month prior to the date you are interested in.
2017 Baptism Dates
- January 8, 2017
- February 19, 2017
- April 30, 2017, 11:15 a.m. only
- June 4, 2017, 10:00 a.m.
- September 3, 2017
- October 22, 2017
- November 19, 2017
Adults who were not baptized as a child may also be baptized, after going through formal baptismal instruction in our Adult Enquirer’s Class. Classes are held in the winter, followed by a retreat and confirmation.
Check the calendar for the dates of the next round of Adult Enquirers classes, or contact Pat Kiley, assistant to the rector, for more information.
For more information about baptism in general at All Saints, please contact Pat Kiley.