What is Baptism?

Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, 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."

Baptism is God's most beautiful and magnificent gift. . . .We call it gift, grace, anointing, enlightenment, garment of immortality, bath of rebirth, seal, and most precious gift. It is called gift because it is conferred on those who bring nothing of their own; grace since it is given even to the guilty; Baptism because sin is buried in the water; anointing for it is priestly and royal as are those who are anointed; enlightenment because it radiates light; clothing since it veils our shame; bath because it washes; and seal as it is our guard and the sign of God's Lordship.

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For you child to be baptized at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, the following is required:

  • A copy of your child's birth certificate;

  • A copy of the godparents confirmation certificate from the parish where they received the sacrament;

  • Completion of the baptism preparation course

If you would like to have your child baptized at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, please complete the form below and a member of our pastoral team will contact you. 

If you have any questions, please email