The Sacrament of Baptism is the first of the seven sacraments not only in time (since most Catholics receive it as infants) but in priority, since the reception of the other sacraments depends on it. It is the first of the three Sacraments of Initiation, the other two being the Sacrament of Confirmation and the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Once baptized, a person becomes a member of the Church.

For the Baptism of your first child, completion of Infant and Early Childhood Baptism Preparation is required. The program is offered on the first Saturday of February, May, August and November.

To set up a baptism please call Deacon Fred Cornwell or the parish office at (515) 964-1278.

What Is baptism preparation and is it required?

Baptism preparation classes are mandatory for first time parents. Godparents are both welcome and encouraged to attend. These classes are held at St. Luke's and will be approximately two hours in length.

Our baptism preparation classes are held the first Saturday of the month in February, May, August, and November.