Why is Baptism so Important?

” In Baptism, we receive a special gift from God called grace, which helps us to know God’s love for us and plan for our salvation.
God shows us His love through natural things; water, oil, and other people.
Since the beginning of the world, water, so humble and wonderful a creature, has been the source of life and fruitfulness.
Baptism is the first Sacrament of Initiation and the gateway to the other 6 sacraments.” – Catechism of the Catholic Church

All in the Family….

  • The family of God becomes our family when we are baptized.
  • Every family has a home. In the family of God, our home on earth is the Church. Jesus said,” For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” (Matthew 18:20)

Family Preparation for Baptism

  • A parent retreat held 6 times/year on  2 Sunday mornings after the 10 am Mass at St. John Vianney Church with refreshments provided.  Babysitting also provided for all sessions.
  • 2017 /2018 Preparation dates:
    • September 22nd and 23rd 2017 – Full
    • November 5th and 12th, 2017
    • January 7th and 14th, 2018
    • April 15th and 22nd,2018
    • June 10th and 17th,2018


  • For more information or to register for an upcoming session, call Karen at (902) 865-2112 ext. 0.

Application for Baptism Preparaton

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