Mary of the Visitation Church
PO Box 100, Big Lake, MN 55309 email@example.com
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
Adults seeking baptism should visit our RCIA program page.
If you wish to have your baby baptized, you need to:
be a registered member of a Catholic parish
attend a parish Baptism Preparation Class (required for the first child baptized)
contact the parish at least four (4) weeks in advance of possible baptism date
The next baptism weekend is scheduled for May 6/7 (Becker location). At this time, there are no baptisms scheduled for January, March or April.
If needed, register to attend a Baptism Preparation Class: