Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body, the Church. Each candidate for Holy Baptism is to be sponsored by one or more baptized persons. In the case of young infants, the parents should be active baptized members of St. Paul’s Church. Baptisms occur on the dates recommended by the Book of Common Prayer. The Rector should be contacted regarding baptisms of adults, children and infants so that instruction may be scheduled for preparation. Private baptisms are done only in case of medical emergency.