Baptism is the first of three Sacraments of Initiation (Confirmation and Eucharist are the other two) that individuals receive as they become full, active members of the Catholic Church. The Church of St. Patrick-Edina celebrates infant baptism during weekend liturgies as a reminder that these newest members of our faith are not only being welcomed, prayed for and supported by their parents and family but by the larger community of faith gathered in worship. As a result, parents should be registered members or have the advanced permission of the pastor where they regularly worship before receiving the sacrament of baptism.
PARENT ORIENTATION SESSION
Parents are urged to attend an orientation session early in their pregnancy when they have more time to reflect and prepare for their child's baptism. Parents are requested to RSVP for an upcoming Parent Orientation Session. Contact Brian Hefer to sign-up. Parents who have attended an orientation for older children at St. Patrick's are not required to attend orientation for additional children, although it is important to contact Brian Hefer to confirm a date for baptism.