Our Catholic Community

Baptism


The sacrament of Baptism . Please call the parish office for and appointment 315-598-2118 

We welcome and congratulate those families wishing to pass on the faith to their children through the Sacrament of Baptism. As well as celebrating a new life claimed for Christ, we actively celebrate baptism as a sacrament of belonging to a faith community. In a covenantal relationship with their parents, children coming for baptism are joined to our community with the promise that all parties will help raise the child to mature faith.

A Baptism requires a Godparents. Godparents are an integral part of the covenantal relationship. They, along with the parents, are responsible for the faith development of the child being baptized. Those serving as godparents must be willing to help the child they sponsor lead a Christian life in harmony with baptism and fulfill the obligations connected. All Godparents must be Confirmed Catholics.

A baptized non-catholic Christian can be a Christian Witness and help the Godparents raise the child to mature faith.