St. John's, Darwin St. Philip's, Litchfield Our Lady, Manannah St. Philip School

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 “You have become a new creation, and have clothed yourself in Christ. See in this white garment the outward sign of your Christian dignity. With your family and friends to help you by word and example,
bring that dignity unstained into the everlasting life of heaven.”  - Rite of Baptism, #99

Baptism is the first sacrament that we all experience.  We are cleansed in the waters of new life and claimed as children of God.  Parents who bring their children for baptism make a commitment to bring their children up in the practice of the faith.  In the Shepherd of Souls Area Faith Community, We celebrate baptisms at Sunday Masses throughout the year.    

Parents are encouraged to prepare for your child's baptism before their child is born.

To plan your child's baptism, please email  Fr. Jeffrey Horejsi or Fr. Mike Doyleor call them at the parish office - (320) 693-3313

What to Expect on the Baptism Day and Choosing a God Parent