|ST. JOSEPH PARISH||
Office/Mailing: 3430 Dover St, Dexter MI 48130
Church: 6805 Mast Rd, Dexter MI 48130
Hours: 9a-12p and 1p-5p, Monday - Friday
Baptism is a sacrament of rebirth by which one becomes a member of the Church and a new child in Christ.
from "Catholicism" by Richard P. McBrien
Baptism initiates us into the Church, gives us a rebirth as children of God, and orients us to the worship of God. At Baptism a person is immersed in water to the words, "I baptize you in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit." The person is clothed in a white garment,
receives the "light of Christ", and is anointed with sacred chrism (holy oil.)