Baptism makes one a member of the body of Christ and incorporates one into the Church, sharing in its mission. The principal effects of Baptism are purification from sins and a new birth in the Holy Spirit. The Catholic Church baptizes all ages. For infants the Church requires formation and catechesis for parents in preparation for the baptism of their children. Only one class is required. Adolescents and adults are prepared for Baptism through a process called the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation). Please call the church office if you or your child needs to be baptized.

Baptismal Preparation

A class for parents seeking Baptism for their first child and for those who have not attended a class in the last 5 years. Parents must be registered members of a Des Moines County Parish.
Deacon Bob Glaser, 319-752-6733 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.