The Sacrament of Baptism

sacrament imageTo schedule a baptism sacrament  please contact St. Mark’s Rectory at 413-447-7510 or speak to one of the priests after mass. Baptisms at St. Mark’s are held the last two weekends of the month.

You can download the the Baptism Registration Form here.

baptism classes and requirements

Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door, which gives access to the other sacraments.

Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.

This sacrament is called Baptism, after the central rite by which it is carried out: to baptize (Greek baptizein) means to “plunge” or “immerse”; the “plunge” into the water symbolizes the catechumen’s burial into Christ’s death, from which he rises up by resurrection with him, as “a new creature.”

Learn more about this sacrament

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