Holy Baptism is one of the two sacraments. The other sacrament is the Lord's Supper, also known as Holy Communion or the Eucharist.
Holy Baptism is the sacrament by which God adopts us as his children and makes us members of Christ’s body, the Church. It is the foundation of our Christian identity, symbolizing the death (drowning) of our old selves, and our being raised to new life in Christ.
Whether you are baptized at the 10:30 a.m. service or in a family service on a Sunday afternoon, Holy Baptism is a bold, public declaration of one’s faith. In the case of infant baptism, a commitment to raise your child so there would never be a day when they did not know the Lord is boldly proclaimed as well.
“Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body the Church. The bond which God establishes in Baptism is indissoluble." (The Prayer Book, page 298)
2017 Dates for Holy Baptism at St. Richard’s are:
First Sunday after the Epiphany: the Baptism of the Lord, Sunday, January 8, 2017
The Great Vigil of Easter, Saturday, April 15 at 8:00 pm
The Fourth Sunday of Easter, May 7 at 10:30 am
Pentecost, June 4 at 10:30 am
Trinity Sunday, June 11 at 10:30 am
All Saints, Wednesday, November 1 at 6:30 pm
At times, and due to several personal circumstances, parents and godparents request our clergy to baptize their children on different days and in other locations than what has been published. Unopposed to “private” baptisms and always trusting the work of the Holy Spirit, our Rector considers each of these requests as they are made.
2017 Preparation for Holy Baptism at St. Richard’s
To prepare for your Baptism or your child’s Baptism, contact the clergy of St. Richard's at (512) 255-5436. Once you submit this form, sign up for one of the following Baptism Forums:
Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the Church Nave
Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the Church Nave
Saturday, April 8, 2017, 9:00 am - 10:00 am in the Church Nave
Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the Church Nave
Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the Church Nave
Saturday, June 3, 2017, 9:00 am - 10:00 am in the Church Nave
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 9:00 am - 10:00 am in the Church Nave
To inquire about scheduling a baptism for yourself or your child, please contact Fr. Stuart at (512) 255-5436 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.