About the Sacrament
Baptism is regeneration in Christ and admission to new life in his Church. The Episcopal Church understands that baptism confers full membership in the Church, including participation in Holy Communion. Though baptism is an offering and celebration of the individual, it is supremely an event of the community. There is no such thing as a private baptism; candidates are sponsored by parents and godparents—or in the case of an adult, presented by a beloved friend or family member—and are surrounded and affirmed by the congregation. Accordingly, all baptisms take place during public worship.
At Saint Michael and All Angels, all candidates, sponsors/presenters, parents and godparents are required to attend pre-baptismal instruction at Saint Michael the day before, or in the case of the Holy Saturday Baptisms the day of, the Baptism from 10:00 am to 11:30 am.
If the godparents (or sponsors) are unable to attend, they need to receive instruction prior to the Baptism from an Episcopal priest at a local congregation. Parents are asked to give evidence of this preparation.
If the above criteria are not met than the candidate for baptism will be rescheduled at a later date.
2016 Baptismal Dates
January 10, 2016 - Baptism of our Lord – 9:00 am
February 7, 2016 – 11:00 am
March 26, 2016 – Holy Saturday – 5:00 pm
April 17, 2016 – 11:00 am
May 15, 2016 - Pentecost – 9:00 am & 11:00 am
July 17, 2016 – 9:00 am & 11:00 am
September 11, 2016 – 11:00 am
November 6, 2016 - All Saints Day – 9:00 am & 11:00 am
For more information or to schedule a Baptism please contact Dianne Boyd at 214-363-5471, ext. 255 or