By Baptism we become members of the Church, the Body of Christ.

“Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can enter the kingdom of GOd without being born of water and Spirit.”

John 3:5

“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age”

Matthew 28:19-20

Mellan Hansen
Parish Life Coordinator
(616) 935-8740
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Baptisms take place on the third Sunday of the month, from 1:00-2:00 PM.

Baptism class is required of new parents and parents who have not baptized a child in the last three years. The class is held monthly on the second Tuesday at 6:00 PM in Room 226, the upstairs conference room by the Parish Office.

To schedule an infant Baptism, please contact Mellan Hansen or submit the form below.

Baptism Class Registration

Parents are required to attend a class, held on the Tuesday before the baptism. Classes are at 6:00 PM in Room 226, the upstairs conference room by the Parish Office.

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    If you are not a registered member of St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish, please provide a letter of good standing from your parish.
  • Child Information

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    Baptism are held on the third Sunday of the month.
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The origin and foundation of Christian Baptism is Jesus.  Before starting his public ministry, Jesus submitted himself to the baptism given by John the Baptist.  The waters did not purify him; he cleansed the waters.  . . .  Jesus did not need to be baptized because he was totally faithful to the will of his Father and free from sin.  However, he wanted to show his solidarity with human beings in order to reconcile them to the Father. By commanding his disciples to baptize all nations, he established the means by which people would die to sin – Original and actual – and begin to live a new life with God.

In Baptism, the Holy Spirit moves us to answer Christ’s call to holiness. In Baptism, we are asked to walk by the light of Christ and to trust in his wisdom. We are invited to submit our hearts to Christ with ever deeper love.

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