Holy Baptism

To prepare for your Baptism or your child’s Baptism, submit this form, and then contact the clergy of St. Richard's at (512) 255-5436 or daybyday@saintrichards.org. 


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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. 


“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).


Ideally, to prepare a child or an adult for Baptism, we schedule several meetings leading up to the date.  Including the sponsors (Godparents) in these meetings is also ideal.  We look forward to welcoming the newly baptized, young or older, into this family in Christ at St. Richard's.


Upcoming Dates for Holy Baptism at St. Richard’s are:

Sunday, January 7, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. (Feast of the Epiphany)

Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. (Easter Vigil) 

Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. (Pentecost)

Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. (Trinity Sunday)


Family schedules do not always coincide with these dates.  We are flexible, as the Holy Spirit allows.  Just contact our clergy or the office, and let's get in touch!

holy communion

Holy Communion at St. Richard's


Sundays

8:00 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion, Rite I


10:30 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion, Rite II. 


5:00 p.m. Second Sundays of the month until further notice (2019): Contemporary Service with Holy Communion


Wednesdays:

Holy Communion with Healing Prayer Offered at Noon

Confirmation

Confirmation is a mature public commitment to Christ. It takes place when the bishop recognizes “decided” Christians. In the Book of Acts, God moves powerfully in the lives of His sons and daughters as they are baptized and receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. And the Prayer Book describes how baptized Christians are expected to make this mature commitment, especially in our tribe called the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion.

Have you confirmed your faith?

Bishop Duncan will preside over confirmation at St. Richard’s on April 28, 2019. 


If you're interested in being confirmed, please contact the clergy of St. Richard's. 

Marriage

If you think about it, it is more likely that you moved to this side of Austin for love than for work. Interested in getting married at St. Richard's? There's not a more potent sacramental rite!


Please contact Liza Moore at liza.moore@saintrichards.org