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Saturday Vigil 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m.
Weekdays 8:00 a.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.
Holydays 8:00 a.m., 12 Noon, & 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Pre-Baptism class required; please call rectory.
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1040 - 39th Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 452-4136
Office Hours: 8:30a-5p
(Lunch: 1p-2p)

Rev. Msgr. Robert P. Walton, Pastor
Father Glenn Jaron, In Residence
Gilbert Parra, Deacon
William Riehl, Deacon
Theresa Sparks, School Principal Parish School 456-1576
Tila Madrigal, Rel. Ed. Coordinator, 947-2683
Dr. Donald Kendrick, Music Director, 847-0424
Rita Spillane RCIA & Adult Faith Formation Director 452-4830
Paul Sunderman Youth Minister 456-1576

Faith First > What Does the Word "Baptism" Mean?

What Does the Word "Baptism" Mean?

The sacrament of baptism derives its name from the Greek word that means to "plunge" or to “immerse” into water. Thus, its name highlights the new Christian's burial into Christ’s death and resurrection into a new Christian life of grace.

Church tradition has also called baptism "the washing" or "re-generation" or "bath of enlightenment." Baptism also makes us children of light and empowers us to bring the light of Christ into the world. In brief, baptism is God's unearned gift to us that confers the grace and life of Christ.


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