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Baptisms

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Infant Baptism

We are delighted to walk with you as you prepare for your child’s Holy Baptism. In the tradition of the Episcopal Church, baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into the Christian faith and life. We celebrate this sacrament with parents, godparents, family and community on these Sundays:

Spring
Easter Vigil (Easter Eve)
“High School Senior” Sunday
Summer
Day of Pentecost
Sunday nearest the Fourth of July
First Sunday in August
Fall
Sunday before Labor Day
All Saints’ Day
Winter
Last Sunday of Epiphany
Feast of the Baptism of our Lord

Please note that space constraints limit the number of baptisms per Sunday.

Have questions? Please contact Dawn Kaberline, Parish Registrar.

Adult Baptism

We joyfully welcome all people of any age to be baptized. Adults and older children are invited to celebrate this sacrament on designated baptismal dates (see above) as well as twice-yearly Sundays of Confirmation that we share with a visiting bishop.

Through baptism, we are lovingly adopted by God into God’s family. Our parish clergy will help prepare you or your older child for this sacrament, which marks a formal entrance to the congregation and wider Church.

Have questions? Please contact Dawn Kaberline, Parish Registrar.

Requirements for Holy Baptism at Good Shepherd:

To have an infant or child baptized at Good Shepherd, the parents must be one of the following:

  • Current Members of Good Shepherd
  • Baptized as a child at Good Shepherd, with a standing familial connection with the parish (one or both parents are still active members)
  • In the process of joining Good Shepherd

In addition to the above, parents and godparents must attend the Baptism preparation class held the day before.

To begin preparations for adult baptism, please complete the form on this page and a member of our staff will reach out to you.

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