Baby Being Baptised by Priest

Baptism brings us into the family of God, which means belonging, learning and sharing in the Christian way of life. Jesus Christ asks us to baptize in his name so that parents, godparents or sponsors and God can work together in this family, in a creative partnership throughout a person’s life.

Baptism is the first of the three Sacraments of Initiation; the other two are Eucharist and Confirmation. In the waters of Baptism, we become members of the Body of Christ–God’s People; we are configured to Jesus Christ the High Priest and share in his prophetic, kingly, and priestly mission.

Smiling Baby Laying on Tummy   Family Surrounding Baby During Baptism

Baptism Preparation

(for parents of babies & young children)

To prepare for your child’s sacrament of Baptism, parents are asked to attend a short session to learn about the ritual and how they are the primary teachers of their child’s faith.

To schedule a session, call or email Teresa Marshall-Patterson, 316-733-1423, [email protected].


Adults and youth (4th grade and older) are invited to explore a faith formation program that guides them toward celebrating this sacrament. Click here to learn more about Becoming Catholic/RCIA.