Baptism - first sacrament of belonging: For too many Christians baptism is something that happened in the past and rid us of original sin. While that is true, there is more. The most startling effect of baptism is that we are not left orphans - God makes us sons and daughters (members of the body of Christ) by sharing with us divine life. All of the goodness we do in our life flows from the basic relationship with the Almighty. Growing in our Easter faith means that we are growing in our identity as those who are in intimate relationship with God. Each time we say yes to doing God’s will - keeping his commandments - we are growing in our intimate relationship with God. Thus baptism is a sacrament that permeates all we are and everything we do. At Easter we renewed our baptismal promises and all through the Easter season we use the blessing and sprinkling of water to remind us of our baptism. All this takes place at this particular time of the year for good reason - that we equate our resurrection faith with growing in our love of God.
Baptism Class at St Michael's Catholic Church-- If you have a child/children under the age of 7 to be baptized, you are required to attend a Baptism Class.
The Parish Office is located at 505 Broome Street, Fernandina Beach. For parents who wish to have their child baptized please call the Parish Office at 904-261-3472 to make arrangements to attend a class.