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Baptism

Baptism

 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For children and youth baptism, we use the baptismal preparation called BELONGING. 
We are honored to walk with you as you prepare for your children's reception of the sacrament of baptism,
and we will continue to walk with you in the weeks that follow.
At this gathering you will be introduced to parishioners who will be helping you on this journey of faith with your family.
Childcare provided upon request. 

Our next gathering is scheduled for Sunday, November 11, immediately following 10:30 mass, in our Middle School building.

To register contact Francine, faithformation@yoursmk.org or 812-923-2459.

 
 If you are an adult seeking information regarding baptism,
please go to Ministries/Faith Formation/Becoming Catholic. 

Are you unaware that we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
We were indeed buried with him through baptism into death, so that,
just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father,
we too might live in the newness of life.
--Romans 6:3-44.
 

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' immersion in the water is a sign for all human beings of the need to die to themselves to do God's will. Jesus did not need to be baptized...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.  --United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, pps. 183 - 18