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Holy Baptism is the first step into the Christian life. It is the doorway through which the resurrected life in Christ begins.

The Baptism Booklet defines and clarifies important roles and responsibilities of those seeking to be baptized at St. Michael’s by-the-Sea, and the roles and responsibilities of parents and godparents interested in sponsoring infants and/or young children for Holy Baptism. It is written with the prayer that individuals will be baptized into the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church, and welcomed into the portion of Christ’s Body – the Church – which is St. Michael’s by-the-Sea. Click here to download the Baptism Booklet.

The Church has always reserved Holy Baptism for the special feasts of the Easter Vigil (Spring), the Day of Pentecost (Summer), All Saints’ Day (Fall), and the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord (Winter).  St. Michael’s continues to observe this ancient tradition.

Are you or a loved one interested in being baptized?