Holy Baptism

Baptism is at the heart of the Christian life. Through it, one is made a Christian; it conveys many spiritual graces; and it calls on the newly baptized to lead a life of continuing conversion.

Baptism is a sacrament, an outward and visible manifestation of an inward and spiritual grace. In this case, the outward and visible sign is the water and the inward spiritual grace is that, through the power of the Holy Spirit, God comes to dwell permanently in one’s soul. The union of God in the depths of our soul is like a brand. As the liturgy says, you “are sealed by the Holy Spirit and marked as Christ’s own forever.”

Baptism is more than mystical experience and membership; it is also a commissioning to lead a Christian life. This is our part and it comes to us through the baptismal covenant, where we agree to move forward in faith with God’s help in the hope that we might grow into what St. Paul (and the liturgy) calls “the full stature of Christ.”
 
Click here to print this form and return to the Church Office:  Baptism Registration Form
If you are interested in being baptized or having a child baptized, please contact The Rev. Emilie Finn at efinn@allsaintsoncentral.org or 602-279-5539 x116.

Schedule of 2019-2020 Baptisms


Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 9:00am - All Saints’ Day

Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 9:00am – The Baptism of Our Lord

Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 7:00pm (adult baptisms ONLY) – Easter Vigil

Sunday, April 19, 2019 at 9:00am or 11:00am The First Sunday After Easter

Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 10:00am – The Day of Pentecost

Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 10:00am