The Sacrament of Baptism
Are you not aware that we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Through baptism into His death, we were buried with Him, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live a new life. If we have been united with Him so that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live a new life. If we have been united with Him through likeness to His death, so shall we be through a like resurrection.
Baptism is the sacrament by which Original Sin and all sin is washed away, sanctifying grace is infused into the soul, and a person becomes a child of God, a member of the Church, and a sharer in the saving mystery of our Lord’s passion, death, and resurrection.
Baptism at Our Lady of Hope
Baptisms are held every Sunday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the Church Baptistery (just off of the Church narthex).
To have your child baptized at Our Lady of Hope Parish, parents need to be registered parishioners of the parish and they must attend a Baptism Class. The Baptism Class is a two part series that meets on a Saturday morning and a Thursday evening. Please plan to attend the class before the birth of your child! Please contact the parish secretary at 703-433-6770 or use the button below to register for the Baptism class.
One of the great privileges and responsibilities of having your child baptized is selecting Godparents. You may select two Godparents for the child to be baptized: one male and one female. The Code of Canon Law, the official law of the entire Catholic Church, lists the requirements for Godparents.