baptismSacramental Formation offers parishioners an opportunity to understand post Vatican II theology regarding reception of sacraments today. Sacraments offer us an opportunity to celebrate with the larger community. They form us in the biblical themes of liberation and freedom. We encounter our Lord in ritual that is celebrating the past and present saving actions of Christ. This is done with a strong, active faith and understanding that leads to participation. Sacraments are acts of the Church, outward signs of the mystical body, the Church. We need to grow in our understanding and appreciation of each ritual itself.

Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Our journey begins with a call from God through the Church to live the gospel as followers of Christ. Baptism is our way of celebrating the embrace of God who loved us from the first moment of our conception. During the ritual of Baptism we receive the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and accept God’s transforming love.

Video of Pope Francis on the meaning of Baptism, 2 minutes


Procedure for Celebrating the Sacrament of Baptism at Lumen Christi

Baptism preparation is required for new parents, or those who have not had a class in 3 years, before the Baptism of their child. Baptism classes can be taken either at St. Thomas More or Lumen Christi. Parents reflect on their own faith life past and present; spirituality of children and families and how to foster it; and review the Rite of Baptism.

Sponsor/godparent must be a practicing Catholic, at least 16 years of age and confirmed in the Catholic Church. A person of another Christian denomination may stand as a witness.

If you have any questions about Baptism, please contact Phyllis in the parish office.
Phyllis Hamill-Little
Director of Faith Formation
651-698-5581 x103

Baptism Preparation Brochure with registration details and important dates

Register for Baptism (Note preferred date of Baptism and class for registration form.)


Baptism Schedule

Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 8:30
Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 4:30
Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 10:30
Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 8:30
Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 4:30
January 14, 2017 at 4:30
February 12, 2017 at 10:30
Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 8:30
Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 4:30
Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 10:30
Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 8:30
Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 4:30 pm
Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 10:30
Sunday October 15, 2017 at 8:30
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 4:30

Baptism Preparation Classes

Lumen Christi 1st Floor Conf. Rm.
Thursdays, 7:00 PM

August 4, 2016
October 6, 2016
December 1, 2016
February 2, 2017
April 6, 2017
June 1, 2017
August 3, 2017
October 5, 2017
December 7, 2017


St. Thomas More Pastoral Center

Summit Room
Saturdays, 10:00 AM
1079 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105

September 10, 2016
November 12, 2016
January 14, 2017
March 11, 2017
May 13, 2017