Baptisms in 2020

November 1st All Saints Day


St. James follows the Episcopal tradition of baptisms on four special days of the Year.

Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body the Church. Each candidate for Holy Baptism is sponsored by one or more baptized persons.

Sponsors of infants (godparents), present their candidates, make promises in their own names, and also take vows on behalf of their candidates. Sponsors of adults and older children present their candidates to signify their endorsement of the candidates and their intention to support them by prayer and example in their Christian life.

Pastor Joe+ meets with each family in their home prior to baptism and all the parents and godparents gather a day or two prior to the service to review their roles in the service.

Please download the information form below and call the Parish Office to let us know if you would like a child baptized, or to be baptized yourself. 410-771-4466.