Holy Baptism is a public celebration of full initiation, by water and the Holy Spirit, into Christ's body the Church.  It is the act of grateful acceptance of the new covenant God has offered to all humankind. We offer this Sacrament to infants and children with the expectation that they will in time make their own public affirmation of faith before the bishop of the diocese. Infant and child baptisms at St. John’s are scheduled through the Children’s Baptism Coordinator; adult baptisms are scheduled through a member of the clergy.