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 of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: “Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water and in the word.”

Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church joyfully celebrates the baptism of her new members.  Those to be baptized can be broken up into three groups.

For the baptism of children below the age of seven, parents attend a baptism class, in which they learn about the requirements of baptism and the rights and responsibilities of parents and godparents.  The baptism class is typically held the first Sunday of each month at 1:00pm in the Christ the King room.  Please contact the parish office at (701) 235-5757 to register for an upcoming baptism class.  Once the class is completed and the forms and godparent eligibility forms are submitted, the baptism itself may be scheduled, which typically occurs on the first and third Sunday of each month.

For the baptism of children between the age of seven and sixteen, the children would need to be enrolled in the parish’s Rite of Christian Initiation for Children program.  Contact osalonek@stsaaj.org for more information.

For adults seeking baptism, please see our Rite of Christian Initiation page.