Holy Baptism is the sacrament by which God adopts us as his children and makes us members of Christ's Body, the Church, and inheritors of the kingdom of God. The Book of Common Prayer, pg. 858
Baptism initiates people, by water and the Holy Spirit, into the Body of Christ. We baptize both adults and infants. We regard the sacrament of baptism as a Holy Mystery, which means we can understand the meaning of the act without ever fully fathoming the depths of its significance.
The Cathedral of St. Philip joyfully welcomes new members into the Body of our Lord Jesus Christ through the sacrament of Holy Baptism.
At the Cathedral, baptism is incorporated into regular worship services on specified Sundays during the year. Because baptism is the outward and visible action that connects a person to God in a covenant relationship, it belongs in public worship, rather than private ceremony.
Adolescents and adults who desire baptism should contact Ciara Castenell. Instruction is required. Parents who wish to have infants or young children baptized may register by contacting Ciara Castenell as well. Parents must attend a baptismal workshop; godparents (sponsors) are also strongly encouraged to attend.
Upcoming Baptism Sundays:
|Baptism Date||Baptism Workshop|
|Homecoming||August 18||August 17|
|St. Philip's Day||October 13||October 12|
|All Saints'||November 3||November 2|
|The Baptism of Our Lord||January 12||January 11|
|The Last Sunday after Epiphany||February 23||February 22|
|Easter||April 12||April 11|