"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."
- Matthew 28:19

Receiving the Sacrament of Baptism

St. John the Baptist schedules Baptisms of young children on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month after the 11:00am Mass (other times can be scheduled if absolutely necessary and based on the availability of the clergy). 

     

  • Parents are encouraged to set up a Baptism preparation class through the church office before the date of the Baptism is scheduled (contact the Parish Office).

  • At least one Catholic godparent must be practicing and in good standing in the Church (letter from current parish needed).

If you are an adult interested in Baptism and entering the Church, please contact our Religious Education Office for more information on our RCIA or RCIC program (RCIA = Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, or of Children).

The Sacrament of Baptism is every Catholic's entrance into the new life of Christ and the Church.  It is a beautiful experience of God's Divine grace being poured into our hearts through water and the most ancient prayers of the Church!

Sacrament of Baptism

Scheduling Baptisms for parents with young children:

For adults (or children 7 yrs or older) interested in learning more about formation classes and joining the Catholic Church:

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
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717-235-2156 (Parish Office)

parish@sjbnf.org

315 N. Constitution Avenue

New Freedom, PA 17349

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