Expecting a baby? Congratulations! If you’d like to have your baby baptized at St. Jane’s, it’s best to give us a call 3-6 months before the baby is born. We will accompany you through the process of preparing, and schedule a baptism date once the preparation is complete. Call the parish office for details at 410-255-4646.
Adults are typically received into the Church by Baptism or Profession of Faith at the Easter Vigil following a time of prayer and preparation. Please call the Parish Office for more information at 410-255-4646.
Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.”
He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
1 Pet 3:20-21
… who formerly did not obey, when God’s patience waited in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were saved through water. Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a clear conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
And Peter said to them, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children and to all that are far off, every one whom the Lord our God calls to him.”
After she and her household had been baptized, she offered us an invitation, “If you consider me a believer in the Lord, come and stay at my home,” and she prevailed on us.
He took them in at that hour of the night and bathed their wounds; then he and all his family were baptized at once.
but Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”