Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to the life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons (and daughters) 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."(Catechism #1212)
Celebration of the Sacrament
At St. Viator Parish infant (0-6 y/o) Baptisms are celebrated as fallows:
On the first and third Sundays of the month in English at 2:00 pm.
On the second and fourth Sundays of the month in Spanish at 2:00 pm.
A seminar to prepare parents and godparents for baptism of their children is held in the Parish Hall (church basement),
In English the Second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm.
In Spanish the Third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm.
The RCIA, Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, prepares adults (18 and older) to receieve Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Adult baptisms are usually celebrated at the Easter Vigil. For more information Contact Fr. Moises Mesh, C.S.V. at (773) 286-4040. See the RCIA