Statement on Baptism

In the Sacrament of Baptism a person is born again through the forgiveness of sin, formed in the likeness of Christ, and made a member of the local community of his Church.  The seriousness of this event requires preparation and evidence to support the hope that the baptized will grow in the Catholic Faith.  In the case of infants, it is expected that the parents will share their Faith with the child by their teaching and their active membership in the St. Monica Community.  The godparents’ duty is to help the parents in their role as Christian parents.  The sponsor of an adult should continue to help him/her to serve Christ by his/her counsel and example.  We welcome those who meet these criteria to Baptism and membership in the parish community of St. Monica.