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Holy Baptism is the sacrament by which God adopts us as children and makes us members of Christ’s Body, the Church, and inheritors of the kingdom of God.  The outward and visible sign in Baptism is water, in which the person is baptized in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  The inward and spiritual grace in Baptism is union with Christ in his death and resurrection, birth into God’s family the Church, forgiveness of sins, and new life in the Holy Spirit. 

Baptism is for infants and adults. It is a public affirmation of faith and should not be entered into lightly at any age.  Children and adults are baptized into the community of Christ and they, or someone speaking on their behalf, make a public affirmation of faith and commitment.  Under normal circumstances (unless there are extenuating circumstances), baptisms are held at All Souls during our 9:30am service on Sundays.

Each candidate for Holy Baptism, is sponsored by at least one baptized person.  Baptism is a call to discipleship and transformation. In the context of their vows, the newly baptized, their sponsors and the entire church community commit themselves to continued Christian formation.  To that end, All Souls Church invites you to take part in regular worship with us. 

Please speak to Pastor Modr after Sunday mass or call the parish office (631-751-0034) at least one month in advance of any request for Baptism. Adults being Baptized must meet with Father Reese for religious instruction prior to the Baptism to ensure they fully understand the promises and commitments they will be making during Baptism.

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