Congratulations on the birth of your child! What a great joy! What a great gift!
Our community of Espiritu Santo Parish rejoices with you on this most special occasion. All are welcome here, and so we especially look forward to welcoming your child to our faith community. Our Catholic faith tells us that in Baptism we are fully incorporated into the community of Christian believers – the Body of Christ. And so we look forward to providing you and your child that opportunity. The Sacrament of Baptism is the first sacrament which begins our initiation into the Christian community.
Baptism of adults is provided via the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). The rite focuses on conversion to Christ through the discovery of the real presence of Christ in our lives. We all have a story and Christ has been and always will be part of that story. The rite assists the candidates for baptism in making that discovery. Through the rite, adults are incorporated into the body of Christ as explained above and provided teaching concerning Catholic Christian living in our complicated world by providing a framework for making those choices; love of God and neighbor. For information contact Deacon Steven at the Church Office 727.726.8477.