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St. John’s Baptisms

The Baptismal Font stands at the entrance to the church as a reminder that we enter into the Christian faith through Baptism. Holy Baptism is the Sacrament of initiation, conferring full membership in the Christian Church. Except in unusual circumstances, Baptism is celebrated in the context of a Sunday morning Eucharist. Parents and godparents take vows of sponsorship, and members of the congregation renews their own baptismal vows. If possible, we schedule Baptisms on Epiphany/Baptism of our Lord (first Sunday of January), the Easter Vigil (Easter Even), Pentecost, Michaelmas (the last Sunday of September), and All Saints Sunday (the first Sunday of November). Baptisms are one of the most joyful occasions celebrated by the community, whether those baptized are infants, children, teens, or adults.