Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism ushers us into the Divine Life, cleanses us from sin, and initiates us as members of the Christian community. It is the foundation for the sacramental life, as the reception of the other sacraments depends on it. Baptism is the first of the three Sacraments of Initiation, the other two being the Sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Communion.


 

INFANTS

Infant Baptism (0 – 6 Years Old)

Infant Baptism is celebrated for children 6 years old and under. Parents must attend a Baptism Preparation class which can be scheduled by calling our Parish Office at 850-932-2859.


CHILDREN

RCIA for Children (7-18 years old)

If your child is age 7 to 18 years old and needs to be baptized, they will be placed in our wonderful program, RCIA for Children. Paths towards baptism are often dependent on each child's particular situation but often include involvement in age appropriate faith formation classes/ministries as well as individualized or small group meetings with staff and/or clergy.

All of the children and teens will receive Baptism, Confirmation, and First Holy Communion during the Easter Vigil Mass.

Interested? Call Rona Skelton, Director of Faith Formation at 850-932-2859.


ADULTS

RCIA (18+ years old)

Are you interested in becoming Catholic? The process for becoming Catholic is called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), which is the Church’s formation process for adults who:

  • Have never been baptized.

  • Catholics who were baptized but have not celebrated all of their Sacraments of Initiation (Confirmation and Communion).

  • Those baptized in another Christian faith tradition who may be interested in becoming a Catholic.

This is the Catholic Church’s process to bring people, through study, spiritual growth, and community into the heart of the Kingdom of Heaven.

If you are interested in becoming Catholic or completing your Sacraments as an Adult, please fill out the information form below or call our office at 850-932-2859, and we will set up an appointment to meet with you.