“Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), 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
“The fruit of Baptism, or baptismal grace, is a rich reality that includes forgiveness of original sin and all personal sins, birth into the new life by which man becomes an adoptive son of the Father, a member of Christ and a temple of the Holy Spirit. By this very fact the person baptized is incorporated into the Church, the Body of Christ, and made a sharer in the priesthood of Christ.”
– Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1279
It is the first of the Three Sacraments of Initiation – Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.
Baptisms at Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) Church
Preparation classes are required for parents and godparents. Please call Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church at (813) 248-5701 for more information.