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Baptism

Baptism is a sacrament of water and the Holy Spirit.  The Christian tradition traces this sacrament back to Jesus himself being baptized in the river Jordan.  In baptism, we thank God for the gift of life and publicly acknowledge God's love.

St Brigid's welcomes all people who wish to be baptized.  The sacrament of baptism is the beginning of a new Christ-centered life, which is deepened and strengthened by our membership in the Church.

In the Episcopal Church it is common to baptize young children.  Parents often want their children to be baptized so that as they grow up they can learn about God and the Church.  We hope that everyone who is baptized, younger or older, will become part of the worshipping body of Christ.

Baptism usually requires advance preparation on the part of the clergy, parents and sponsors (godparents).  If you wish to be baptized or to have your child baptized, contact the church office.

 

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Above pictures: Father Walter baptizes two children at St Brigid's.