Sacrament of Baptism
The origin and foundation of Christian Baptism is Jesus. Before starting his public ministry, Jesus submitted himself to the baptism given by John the Baptist. The waters did not purify him; he cleansed the waters. . . . Jesus did not need to be baptized because he was totally faithful to the will of his Father and free from sin. However, he wanted to show his solidarity with human beings in order to reconcile them to the Father. By commanding his disciples to baptize all nations, he established the means by which people would die to sin – Original and actual – and begin to live a new life with God.
In Baptism, the Holy Spirit moves us to answer Christ’s call to holiness. In Baptism, we are asked to walk by the light of Christ and to trust in his wisdom. We are invited to submit our hearts to Christ with ever deeper love.
For information on Baptism at Our Lady of Lourdes-Saint Adalbert Parish, please contact the Parish Office at 402-346-0900. Generally, children of current parishioners or those with historical ties to Our Lady of Lourdes-Saint Adalbert Parish can be baptized at our Parish. Any exceptions are decided upon by the Pastor. Baptism classes are required.
If an adult wishes to be baptized, he or she should enroll int the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). This program usually begins after Labor Day and ends a few weeks after the Easter celebration. Call the Parish Office to register at 402-346-0900.
For questions, more information, or to register your child, please contact the Parish Office.