Baptism is the means by which we become members of the community of believers, defined in the New Testament as the Body of Christ. In the Episcopal Church, a person is baptized only once.
Who is eligible for baptism?
Anybody who is seeking a new life in Christ for themselves or for their own child. This new life is God’s gift of grace. Because of the nature of the promises made during Baptism, it is important that baptismal candidates have a relationship with the Christ the King community and intend to continue to participate in the fullness of Christian life.
How do we prepare for baptism at Christ the King?
- Complete the Baptismal Information Sheet and return it to the church office.
- Read “Preparing for Baptism in the Episcopal Church” by Anne E. Kitch. Copies are available in the church office.
- Attend the “All About Grace: Understanding Baptism in the Episcopal Church” class at Christ the King. This class is offered 3-4 times a year. Check the church newsletter, bulletin insert, or the office for the upcoming dates.
- Attend a rehearsal on the day prior to the baptism. Check the church office for actual date and time.
When do we celebrate Holy Baptism?
Christ the King celebrates the Sacrament of Holy Baptism on the following days of the Church Liturgical Calendar:
|The Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord||Sunday, January 13, 2019||Sunday, January 11, 2020||Sunday, January 10, 2021||Sunday, January 9, 2022|
|The Easter Vigil||Saturday, April 20, 2019||Saturday, April 11, 2020||Saturday, April 3, 2021||Saturday, April 16, 2022|
|The Day of Pentecost||Sunday, June 9, 2019||Sunday May 31, 2020||Sunday, May 23, 2021||Sunday June 5, 2022|
|The Feast of Transfiguration (closest Sunday)||Sunday, August 11, 2019||Sunday August 9, 2020||Sunday, August 8, 2021||Sunday August 7, 2022|
|All Saints’ Day||Friday, November 1, 2019||Saturday, November 1, 2020||Sunday, November 1, 2021||Monday, November 1, 2022|