Baptism is the "first profession of faith" (CCC 189) whereby one is "confirgured into Christ" (CCC 1272) and cleansed from sin. Baptism leaves an indellible mark of one's new identity in Christ's family. For parents, Baptism is a solemn sacrament as they promise to commit to raising their child in the Catholic faith (i.e. by worshipping God every Sunday and contributing to their child's growth in faith through catechisis of both mind and heart).
If you are a practicing Catholic and a participating member of St. Mary's Cathedral (at least 6 months) who would like your child baptized, please contact Brigid Young at [email protected] ror 503.228.4397 ext: 1005 for more information.