" The Lord himself affirms that Baptism is necessary for salvation. He also commands his disciples to proclaim the Gospel to all nations and to baptize them. Baptism is necessary for salvation for those to whom the Gospel has been proclaimed and who have had the possibility of asking for this sacrament. The Church does not know of any means other than Baptism that assures entry into eternal beatitude; this is why she takes care not to neglect the mission she has received from the Lord to see that all who can be baptized are "reborn of water and the Spirit." God has bound salvation to the sacrament of Baptism, but he himself is not bound by his sacraments."
First and second-time parents preparing for the baptism of their infant are expected to attend the Baptism Preparation Class prior to the baptism of their child.
Baptism classes are offered the first Tuesday of each month unless otherwise noted on the schedule. Classes begin at 7 pm and are held in Bishop Gilmore Room A (located next door to the Parish Office). Registration is not necessary.