Before starting his public ministry, Christ submitted himself to the baptism given by John the Baptist. The waters did not purify him; he cleansed the waters. Christ's immersion in the water is a sign of the need to die to ourselves and to do God's will. 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
The more we live in contact with Jesus in the reality of our Baptism, the more Heaven will open above us —Pope Benedict XVI
Commitment and preparation are necessary before receiving the Sacrament of Baptism into the Catholic Church. Therefore, it is required by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and Annunciation, that parishioners and non-parishioners meet with our Pastor to gain a clear understanding of your commitment and obligations before receiving this Sacrament. Contact the office to make an appointment.
For more information on the Sacrament of Baptism - read the Catechism of the Church Article 1 online.