Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons and daughters of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: "Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word." To baptize (Greek baptizein) means to "plunge" or "immerse"; the "plunge" into the water symbolizes the catechumen's burial into Christ's death, from which he rises up by resurrection with him, as "a new creature." (see CCC 1213-1214)
The Sacrament of Baptism is available to persons of any age: infants, children, youth and adults. Youth or adults seeking Baptism can receive further guidance at the RCIA page. For parents interesting in baptizing their infant or young child, please see below or contact Tricia Greely 225-343-6657.
Parents, your family has experienced great joy at the birth of your child, and the church shares your happiness. St. Aloysius offers Baptisms outside of the mass as well as during the mass. The baptisms outside of the mass are normally scheduled on Saturdays between 8:00 AM and 2:30 PM. Baptisms during the mass are scheduled once a month on a designated weekend during the 4:30 vigil mass and on Sunday during the 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM masses. Click here for July 2023-June 2024, to check the baptisms during the mass schedule. To schedule a baptism, please contact Tricia Greely, Director of Children Formation at 225-343-6656 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents interested in baptizing their young child or infant may review the infant baptism policy and send the completed