Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to 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 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.”
This sacrament is called Baptism, after the central rite by which it is carried out: to baptize (Greek baptizein) means to “plunge” or “immerse”; the “plunge” into the water symbolizes the catechumen’s burial into Christ’s death, from which he rises up by resurrection with him, as “a new creature.” – Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1213-14
Congratulations on the birth of a new baby!
What a way for an entire family to experience God’s Blessings. The people of St. Gregory’s join in your celebration.
Baptisms take place on the second Sunday of the month at 2:00 PM and the fourth Saturday of the month at 12:00 Noon. There are no Baptisms during the season of Lent.
To baptize an infant or a child under 5 years of age, please call the Parish Office to make an appointment at least one month in advance. Registration takes place at the Parish Office on Wednesday evenings and the baptismal instruction class takes place on the first Wednesday of the month. To baptize a child five years or older, please contact St. Pat Anglin at 718-347-0525.