“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’.” (CCC 1213)
Saint Anne Parish has a baptismal ministry to help families in their journey toward this sacrament, and to support them afterward. The newly baptized will receive a congratulatory gift in honor of their baptisms, as well as be connected with a sponsor family from the parish. The sponsor family will serve as a support system throughout the first year after baptism.
For more information on planning a baptism please call the parish office (815-288-3131) or Calli McClain (815-677-4517).