The Roman Catholic Partner of St. Bernard and Our Lady of Grace

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Children are a miracle, a gift from God’s hand to parents’ hearts. God has a deep and eternal love for children and for parents. Our Lady of Grace Church is delighted when parents choose to have their children Baptized in the Catholic faith. Through Baptism infants are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God. They become members of Christ and are welcomed into the Catholic Church


Baptism is a Sacrament the Catholic Church takes seriously. The responsibility to prepare, nurture and support parents as they prepare to bring their child to the font and to continue that relationship beyond the day of Baptism is a ministry of service and teaching. It is our hope that all families preparing for and celebrating the Sacrament of Baptism will experience the grace and love of Christ.


Arrangements for baptism should be completed and Baptism Preparation Class attended before the child’s birth. Parents wishing to have their child baptized at Our Lady of Grace Church must be registered parishioners and attend a Baptismal Preparation Program, if they have not done so within the last four years. The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated on the second Sunday of each month at 1:00 p.m. The Baptismal Preparation Program takes place on the first Wednesday of each month in the Rutkowski Religious Education Center from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Classes are facilitated by married couples within the parish and include an explanation of the history and significance of the Sacrament and the different components of the rite. To register for the Baptismal Program or schedule a baptism, please call the Parish Office at 412-279-7070, .


Preparation for Baptism: Adults and Older Teens


Generally, adults and older teens prepare for and celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism in connection with the parish R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). This formation program assists people in learning more about life in the Catholic faith. The candidates for R.C.I.A. will celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation at Easter Vigil Services. Please see “Become Catholic” on our website or contact Geoff Schnieder at 412-279-7070, for further information.

Upcoming Baptism Preparation Classes:
December 6, 2017
March 7, 2018
June 6, 2018
September 5, 2018
December 5, 2018
All Classes are in the Rutkowski Religious Ed Center at 7:00.  Please call the Rectory to register.