“There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all.” Ephesians 4:5-6
Baptism is the first sacrament, initiating believers into life with Christ. Through Baptism, a person is freed from all sins, reborn as a child of God and becomes a member of Christ’s Body, the Church. When you come to the Church for the Sacrament of Baptism, you seek the greatest gift you could give your child, the gift Jesus Christ promised his believers; the fullness of life, happiness, eternal life in the communion of God’s love. Baptism is the gateway to sacramental life and grace in the Church. It frees one from sin and fills them with the saving grace of Jesus Christ. The soul filled with grace enlightens the whole person, who becomes a disciple of Christ.
The Church asks that there be a “well founded hope that the child be brought up in the Catholic religion,” and that the parents, the first teachers of their children, “are to be properly instructed in the meaning of this sacrament and the obligations which are attached to it” (Canon 850ff).
Baptisms are typically celebrated at St. Julia Church on the second Sunday of each month at 1pm. An instruction program is required for parents, if this is their first child’s Baptism prior to the Baptism. It is offered and recommended for all parents. Please arrange the Baptism at least a month in advance where possible.
As this is a beautiful Sacrament and a time for celebration, you may have friends or relatives traveling from a distance. If there are extenuating circumstances, we can coordinate with you on a date and time. Please work with us for a date and time for your Baptism before booking flights or reserving space for receptions, as we are not able to accommodate all requests, especially not with short notice.
During the Summer of 2023, we are migrating to on-line Baptism Requests. CLICK HERE to request a Baptism Date for your child directly from our web site. As we work out the kinks in this new system, if you notice issues that preclude your registration, please let us know, and download, and then complete, this hard-copy Baptism Request Form. You may email a completed and re-scanned form through our Parish Office or bring it to the Parish Office at St. Julia Church, Weston.
Either way, once your Baptism request has been received, you will be contacted by a staff member to confirm the date and discuss any needed preparation.
On the occasion of the Baptism, it is customary for the family to make a donation to the St. Julia Parish.
Please feel free to contact our Director of Ministries, Deacon Phil DiBello through our Parish Office or call us at (781) 899-2611 for more information.