HOLY BAPTISM AT ST. BART'S
Baptism is the sacrament by which one becomes a Christian and a member of the Church. All ministry originates in baptism. Therefore, living out one's baptism is at the heart of our life together.
The Episcopal Church defines baptism as “full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ's Body, the Church” (Book of Common Prayer, p. 298), and recognizes as valid any baptism administered with water and in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Baptism is an event of primary significance and celebration not just for the individual but for the whole church. Baptisms are offered throughout the year on specific Sundays and at the Easter Vigil. Preparation is offered regularly in anticipation of Baptism Sundays.
2019 BAPTISM DATES AND REGISTRATION
If you desire baptism for yourself or your child, please review the below dates. PLEASE NOTE: All families (and, optionally, godparents) are required to attend the Baptism Class/Rehearsal the day before. If you are available for both dates on a particular weekend, complete the online registration form and schedule an appointment.
- Sunday, January 13 at 11 am
Registration deadline: December 20, 2018
Preparation Class and Rehearsal: Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 10:30 am
- Saturday, April 20 at 4 pm (Children) and 7 pm (Youth and Adults) – Easter Vigil
(note day and times; these are Saturday services)
Registration deadline: April 4
Preparation Class and Rehearsal: Saturday, April 20, at 10:30 am
- Sunday, June 9 at 11 am (Pentecost)
Registration deadline: May 23
Preparation Class and Rehearsal: Saturday, June 8, at 10:30 am
- Sunday, July 21 at 9 am
Registration deadline: July 1
Preparation Class and Rehearsal: Saturday, July 20 at 10:30 am
- Sunday, September 22 at 9 am
Registration deadline: September 5
Preparation Class and Rehearsal: Saturday, September 21, at 10:30 am
- Sunday, November 3 at 11 am (All Saints)
Registration deadline: October 17
Preparation Class and Rehearsal: Saturday, November 2, at 10:30 am
For more information about baptisms at St. Bartholomew's Church, please email David Bryan or call him at 212-378-0246.