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 stuart@saintrichards.org. 


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)

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

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

Saturday, March 31 at 8:00 p.m. (Easter Vigil) 

Sunday, May 20 at 10:30 a.m. (Pentecost)

Sunday, May 27 at 10:30 a.m. (Trinity Sunday)

At times 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. 

holy communion

Holy Communion at St. Richard's


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. Contemporary Service with Holy Communion


Holy Communion with Healing Prayer Offered at Noon


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 Harrison will preside over confirmation at St. Richard’s on May 21, 2017. 

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


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