Information of the Sacrament of Baptism

 Baptism is Celebrated at:

· St. John's in Vermillion on the first Sunday of the month at 12:30pm

· St. Mary's in New Trier on the second Sunday of the month at 12:30pm

· St. Mathias in Hampton on the third Sunday of the month at 12:30pm

· Or Baptism can be celebrated at other times during the Mass by request.  


Baptism class is required to be attended by at least one parent, preferably both. It is offered in March, June, September and December on the second Saturday of the month at 10:15 a.m. in the church basement at St. Mary's in New Trier.  
What is Baptism?
Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit and the door that 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 erases original sin and serves as the gateway to the sacraments. It is necessary for salvation by actual reception, or at least by desire, and is validly conferred only by a washing of true water with the proper words. Through Baptism, men and women are freed from sin, are reborn as children of God and are incorporated into the Church.




The mission of St. Mary’s Parish is to proclaim and celebrate our salvation through Jesus Christ,our pilgrimage to the Father’s Kingdom enlivened by the Holy Spirit. Our Catholic faith community is nourished by our sacramental life, especially the Sunday celebration of the Eucharist. With Mother Mary as our model, we demonstrate our faith through worship, education, vocations and service.