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
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Information for Baptism at St. Anastasia
Parents must be registered parishioners of St. Anastasia. If you are not yet a registered parishioner, please contact Denise Pressley at the Parish Office at 904-471-5364 X112 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.
Parents should contact Denise Pressley at least 8 weeks prior to the desired date of Baptism and are required to attend the Baptismal Preparation Class. Classes are held in the Church on Saturdays, by appointment only. Both parents are encouraged to attend. The chosen Godparents must complete the Godparent Eligibility form (downloadable form below) in order to be Sponsors of Baptism. At least one of the Godparents chosen must be Catholic.
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).