Baptism Preparation Ministry

St. John’s Baptism Preparation Ministry

We are a small group of St. John’s parishioners (currently 3 families) who volunteer to teach the monthly Baptism class for those wishing to bring their young children into the Faith. The class lasts about 2 hours and includes an explanation of the meaning of a sacrament (particularly one of initiation), a discussion of the Biblical history of Baptism, an overview of the ceremony and a brief explanation of what it means to be called to a vibrant Christian life post-baptism. The goal of the class is not just to teach parents how to baptize their children but also to help parents renew their excitement and commitment to their own Baptism.  

The Baptism class is offered on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 pm in the summer, and on selected Saturdays from 10am-12pm each month. (Check with the parish office for a precise schedule if you are planning to attend a session).  Each month a different family teaches the class and we rotate turns.  As a group, we get together for dinner every 6 months (after 2 rotations) to discuss frequently asked questions as well as feedback from the classes. 

The time commitment for this ministry is extremely small, about 2 hours every third month.  The family teaching the class is also asked to provide snacks for their particular class.

Anyone wishing to get involved in this ministry is welcome to call Carolyn Pereira at 208-954-4268 or email her at


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