Baptism is the sacrament by which an individual becomes a member of the Christian community.  It is the first of the sacraments and confers the forgiveness of sins.  Adults who are baptized are prepared for the sacrament through what is commonly call the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA).  This is a process that enables the person to be baptized to come to an understanding of the Christian faith and how it is to be lived in our daily lives.  Those who are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith and who ultimately wish to receive Baptism should contact our Parish Office at 203-637-3661 ext. 310.

In the case of children, the preparation for baptism is actually the preparation of the parents who will present their child for baptism.  This preparation is conducted once each month.  The parents should contact the Parish Office, and an assistant will be happy to help you in making the necessary arrangements and enrolling you for the pre-baptismal preparation.

Baptism 1

Baptism 1


  Baptisms are held in the Chapel:

Saturdays between 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Sundays between 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.




Helpful Information
Normally there are to be two Roman Catholic godparents who have received baptism, first communion and confirmation.  However, when this is not possible, at least one godparent must be a Roman Catholic. In this case, the other godparent must be a Baptized Christian.  Godparents not from this parish should provide a sponsor certificate to this parish.

If your family is registered with another parish, the permission of the pastor of other parish is required for baptism to take place at The Parish of St. Catherine of Siena and St. Agnes.

To schedule a baptism, please call our Parish Office at 203-637-3661 x310.

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