“For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.” –Galatians 3:27 Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), 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 in the word.” –CCC Have questions about requirements, Godparents or planning? Click here: DOSAFL Baptism Brochure – Information for Baptism at St. Anastasia: Parents must be registered parishioners of St. Anastasia or, if you are from another parish, you are required to obtain a letter from your home parish allowing the Baptism to take place outside of your parish. If you are not yet a registered parishioner, please fill out a Parish-Registration-Form and return it to the parish office. The chosen Godparents must obtain a Letter of Eligibility from their home parish in order to be Sponsors of Baptism. At least one of the Godparents chosen must be Catholic. Parents should contact Denise Pressley at least 8 weeks prior to the desired date of Baptism and are required to attend the Baptismal class held at 11:00 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month. Class is held in the Church. Both parents should attend. Denise Pressley can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 904-471-5364 X112 The Baptism must be scheduled at least 4 weeks prior to the desired date of Baptism. Please Note: Baptisms are not scheduled during Lent. For information on Adult Baptism, or Baptism for children over the age of 8, please see information regarding RCIA (the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults).