“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 of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission.”

–Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1213


Baptism is one of God’s greatest gifts and it is a time for celebration and great joy! In Baptism, we are marked as a child of God and offered the gift of salvation, initiation into the Christian community, and the beginning of life in Jesus Christ. This sacrament of initiation opens the door to the other sacraments, with Eucharist and Confirmation completing the initiation process.


If you are a registered and active parishioner at Holy Redeemer, St. Mary, St. Monica, or St. Peter in Chains, please call the Scioto Catholic office at (740) 354-4551 to set up the preparation meeting and the Baptism itself. Normally, this meeting happens six months prior to the Baptism. For those who are not registered at the parish, we will require a letter from the pastor of your parish of registration.


A customary stipend for the celebrant of the baptism is $50.

Click here for the Baptismal Information Sheet that will need to be filled out prior to the Baptism.