4300 King Springs Rd SE Smyrna GA 30082 770-432-8579

770-432-8579 Ext. 0

Baptism information for infants & children.
Older ages, see below.

In baptism, God lavishes grace on us.

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… (Catechism, 1213)

Because of original sin, we are born without grace in our souls, so there is no way for us to have fellowship with God. Jesus became man to bring us into union with his Father. He said no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is first born of “water and the Spirit” (John 3:5) 

Through baptism we are born again, but this time on a spiritual level instead of a physical level. We are washed in the bath of rebirth (Titus 3:5). We are baptized into Christ’s death and therefore share in His Resurrection (Romans 6:3-7).
“Pillar of Fire, Pillar of Truth” by Catholic Answers.

We welcome you and hope that this is a holy and happy experience for you and your entire family.

Having your child baptized is a responsibility not to be taken lightly. The Catholic Church has always taught that “Parents are the primary educators in the faith. Together with them, especially in certain cultures, all members of the family play an active part in the education of the younger members.” (General Directory for Catechesis, #255)

Our baptismal preparation is designed to assist you, the parents and your godparents, in raising your child in the Catholic Church.

  • Parents must register for a baptism preparation class
  • Godparents must be active Catholics who have received 3 sacraments of initiation (Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation)
  • If married, the godparents must be married by the Catholic Church
  • Baptisms for infants are celebrated on Sundays at 1:00 p.m.
  • Baptisms do not take place throughout the Season of Lent, beginning with Ash Wednesday
  • Children in grades 1 and 2 who have NOT been baptized must take a baptismal class and be enrolled in PSR program
  • Parents must register for a baptism preparation class
  • Contact the Parish Office at 770-432-8579 Ext. 101
  • Children in grades 3 to 8 who have NOT been baptized must be enrolled in PSR program
  • Parents must register for a baptism preparation class
  • Contact the Religious Education Office at 770-432-5296
  • If your child is in High School and has NOT been baptized, please contact the Youth Minister at 770-432-8579 Ext. 116
  • Older than 18 years old
  • Unbaptized or baptized in another Christian faith
  • Contact the Adult Faith Formation office at 770-432-8579 Ext. 131