Fr. Rick Paperini
Baptism is the sacrament by which we welcome people into our community of faith,
following the command of Jesus:
"Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the
Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit..." (Mt. 28:19)
The Baptism of Infants and young children
To prepare for the baptism of infants, parents and godparents attend one class, offered quarterly:
April 8, 2017
July 8, 2017
Oct. 14, 2017
Classes take place in the Parish Office building, from 10:00 am - 12:00.
To register for the class, schedule baptisms, or to discuss any aspects of the baptism of your child, please contact Fr. Rick
The Baptism of Adults
Adults who are not baptized, or who are baptized in another Christian church and wish to be full members of the Catholic Church, participate in The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).
RCIA is a journey of conversion and faith that includes learning the teachings of the church, sharing in prayer, discussing with others what it means to believe in Jesus as a member of the Catholic Church. A team of dedicated members of the parish assist in every stage of the journey that may culminate with Baptism or reception into the church, Confirmation, and First Eucharist at the Easter Vigil.
RCIA gatherings ordinarily take place on Sunday mornings from 8:45am- 10:15am, followed by Mass at 10:30. For further information, contact Dr. Elaine Park. 503-785-2410
Children of catechetical age (ordinarily age seven) meet with Stacey Pinder, and participate in learning and activities appropriate to their age levels. Children meet at the same time as adults.
For further information, contact Stacey Pinder: 503-785-2413.