Baptism is the initial sacrament to be received in the Church, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. It is the external sign of spiritual birth and entrance into the total Christian community.
Parents who request Baptism for their child assume the responsibility of bringing them up in the practice of the faith. It is by their example and participation in a community of faith that the child learns to develop a relationship with God and to understand the presence of Christ in the ordinary events of our life.
To arrange for Baptism of an infant or a child please contact the Pastoral Minister @ 413-586-0040 or 413-584-7310 xt 103. Preparation includes a class for parents and sponsors.
Adults who wish to become Catholic might become a part of RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Contact the parish office @ 413-584-7310 for more information.