The Sacrament of Baptism
Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.
Catechism of the Catholic Church 1213
Baptisms are celebrated on the first and third Sundays of the month. Final arrangements must be made with a parish priest at least two months in advance. Godparents must be practicing Catholics, at least 16 years of age with a letter of eligibility from their parish. Letters of Eligibility due in the rectory office at least one month prior to the Baptism. If the child to be baptized is the first born or is the first child to be born after registering as a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, the parents are required to participate in the Pre-Jordan (pre-baptismal) program before the baptism takes place. To enroll in the class, please contact the rectory office at 610-532-5800 at least two months before the date on which the baptism will be performed.
Please arrange at the Rectory.
First Sunday: 12:45 P.M.
Third Sunday: 12:45 P.M.
Preparation Class: Fourth Thursday 7:00 PM (Rectory)