Sacrament of Baptism
The first sacrament that Christians receive is Baptism, a welcoming into the family of Christ. This Sacarament involves the pouring of water to symbolize both the washing away of sin and also the living water which Christ promises to deliver to those who follow him.
Baptism is the first of the sacraments of initiation and introduces a person into the community. The covenant into which the child is being initiated brings the child, not only to Christ, but to others who share the same faith commitment.
Parents wishing to have their child or children baptized at St. Luke Church are required to attend a baptismal preparation session prior to Baptism. Registration for these sessions should be made prior to the birth of the child if possible.
For more information or to register for a session, please contact Deacon Frank Hann at least 2 months in advance (860) 462-8032.
For Adults: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process in which a person who is not baptized or baptized in another faith denomination, has not received instruction, first communion, or confirmation, journeys with others like them and other Catholics to be fully initiated in the Catholic faith. It is a process of formation. There are four steps in this formation process which culminates at the Easter Vigil with the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation, Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. The parish community, through its prayers, witness, worship, service and catechesis, offers the invitation and support for the men and women to be initiated into the Catholic Church. Contact Deacon Frank Hann for more information (860) 462-8032.