Baptism

"Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit... 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.'"

 

From Catechism of the Catholic Church, Paragraph 1213   

http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p2s2c1a1.htm

  • Parents need to be registered with our Parish to have your child Baptized at Corpus Christi. If the Godparent is not a member of Corpus Christi Parish they will need their home Parish to send a letter of eligibility.

 

  • Parents also need to attend a Baptismal Preparation Class (if they have not previously done so).

          Baptism Preparation classes are typically scheduled

             +First Sunday of each month @ 2:30 pm - in English

             +Second Saturday of each month @11:00 am- in Spanish  

 

Contact the Parish office to register for a class.

Adults who wish to be Baptized in the Catholic Church go through the 

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).

Please see the RCIA page for more information or contact the Parish office to register.   

"Every baptized person should consider that it is in the womb of the Church where he is transformed from a child of Adam to a child of God." -

St. Vincent Ferrer

To learn more about Baptism in the Roman Catholic Church

  • Baptism by William Fanning in The Catholic Encyclopedia via New Advent 

Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church

320 Philadelphia Avenue

Chambersburg, PA 17201

717-264-6317

dmccarty@corpuschristichbg.org

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