Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise | Cathedral dedicated 1921


Q: What is Baptism?
A: Baptism is a Sacrament that cleanses us from original sin, and makes us Christians, children of God, and heirs of heaven. Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: "Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.

Here's at St. John's Cathedral we endeavor to assist those who are seeking the grace of this Sacrament of Baptism, based on various ages:

Baptism for Infants
Baptismal prep at the Cathedral of St. John's Cathedral for parents and godparents is usually scheduled every few months. To find out more click on> Baptism-Infant  |  Bautismo-(Español) 

Children after the age of 7 years old will have to attend preparatory classes, known as Order of Christian Initiation for Children (OCIC). To find out more click on> Becoming Catholic-Youth

Unbaptized adults who are wanting to become Catholic, attend the Order of Christian Initiation for Adults (OCIA) starting in mid- September and ending at Easter. After attending classes to learn about the Sacraments of Initiation, and having sufficient reflection on entering the Catholic Church, adults are baptized at the Easter Vigil. To find out more click on> Becoming Catholic-Adult.