Baptism is the first Sacrament of Christian Initiation, bringing the baptized individual into the family of God by washing away Original Sin.
Baptisms are usually celebrated during Mass, except during Lent and Advent. They can also be scheduled outside of Mass on Saturday and Sunday. Please call Betsy Shulkosky at (724) 935-2104 x234 to schedule your child’s Baptism.
After the Baptism, the information will be recorded in the parish Baptism Register. Your child’s permanent Sacramental Record will always be kept at this parish. Before your child’s reception of other Sacraments (First Reconciliation, First Communion, Confirmation, Marriage, and Holy Orders), entry to Catholic School, or Religious Profession, you will be asked for an updated copy of the Baptismal Certificate. It will always be issued from this parish. The information about your child’s Sacramental Life—wherever those events may happen—will always be recorded here at SS John & Paul Parish as well.