Baptism Preparation for Parents

St. Michael Parish believes the family, the domestic church, is the most important Christian influence of their children. It is in the home that a child first encounters love and trust. It is through this lived experience that children first perceive a loving God in whom they can place their trust. In this way, faith is born. Baptismal promises, made by parents on their children's behalf, like seeds of faith take root and start to grow.

Welcome to the Waters, a Baptism preparation program, supports new parents raising children in faith. Through participation, parents are provided instruction to facilitate an appreciation and understanding of the Sacrament of Baptism. Welcome to the Waters meets periodically during the year; pre-registration is required.

Class size is limited. Call the Parish Center (908-276-0360) to schedule a Baptism date and register for the preparation session.