Sacrament of Baptism
“In Baptism every Christian personally meets Him; He is inserted into the mystery of Christ’s death and resurrection and receives a new life, which is the life of God. What a great gift and what a great responsibility!” – Pope John Paul II, 2003
Jesus became man to bring us into union with his Father. He said no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is first born of “water and the Spirit” (John 3:5)-this refers to baptism.
Through baptism we are born again, but this time on a spiritual level instead of a physical level. We are washed in the bath of rebirth (Titus 3:5). We are baptized into Christ’s death and therefore share in His Resurrection (Romans 6:3-7).
Baptism cleanses us of sins and brings the Holy Spirit and His grace into our souls (Acts 2:38, 22:16). And the apostle Peter is perhaps the most blunt of all: “Baptism now saves you” (1 Peter 3:21). Baptism is the gateway into the Church.
At Our Lady of the Lake, you are asked to contact the parish office 3 months prior to the birth to make arrangements for the upcoming sacrament.
All parents wanting to baptize a child are asked to call the Parish Office 920-294-6440 to speak with Father Peter Auer to schedule the Baptism.