In the gospels, we can read about how John the Baptist called for a baptism for the repentance of signs and for the people to prepare the way of the Lord.  Jesus himself was baptized by John in the Jordan River.

An image of John the Baptist baptizing Jesus.
Baptism of the Lord

Jesus did not need to be baptized but chose to be baptized to set an example for us.  We do need to be baptized for the forgiveness of sins and to accept our calling to be part of God’s family. 

Wondering where to begin?


For children under the age of seven, you begin by simply calling our parish office at 607-273-6121 and speaking with Rich Rasmussen.


If you are an adult who has never been baptized or baptized in another Christian denomination and wish to become Catholic, then RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) is the place to begin. Call our parish office at 607-273-6121 and speak with Rich Rasmussen.