Sacramental 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 15, 2018 at 8:30
Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 10:30
Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 8:30
Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 4:30
Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 10:30
Sunday, December 10, 2018 at 8:30
January 12, 2019 at 4:30
February 10, 2019 at 8:30
March 3, 2019 at 10:30
May 4, 2019 at 4:30
June 2, 2019 at 8:30
July 14, 2019 at 10:30
August 10, 2019 at 4:30
September 15, 2019 at 8:30
October 13, 2019 at 10:30
November 9, 2019 at 4:30
December 15, 2019 at 8:30


Baptism Preparation Classes

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

August 2, 2018
October 4, 2018
December 6, 2018
February 7, 2019
April 4, 2019
June 6, 2019
August 1, 2019
October 3, 2019
December 5, 2019


St. Thomas More Pastoral Center
Saturdays, 10:00 AM

Please register by contacting Phyllis Hamill-Little at the Lumen Christi parish office.

September 8, 2018
November 10, 2018
January 12, 2019
March 9, 2019
May 11, 2019

Location:  Summit Room
1079 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105