Register for Baptism

Congratulations on the recent or upcoming birth of your baby!  We ask new parents bringing their child to baptism to attend a Baptism Preparation Class.  Baptism Preparation Class is generally held the first Sunday of the month at 12:30 pm in the Cathedral baptistery, but please see the column on the right to learn of the next Baptism Prep class. To RSVP, contact Lori Ryan by email or at 410-464-4006.

Group baptism is offered the offered the second, third and fourth Sundays of the month at 12:30 pm. To schedule baptism, contact Lori Ryan by email or at 410-464-4006.

To learn more about the Sacrament of Baptism, visit the USCCB website.

A letter from Monsignor Woy

Dear parent or expectant parent,

Congratulations on the recent or upcoming birth of your new baby! The community of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen rejoices with you on this wonderful occasion.

It’s likely that at the moment you are concerned about the birth of your baby. Either it’s an event you are waiting and preparing for, or one that you are still recovering from and adjusting to. Whichever is the case, there is still much to think about and much to be done.

You are considering a very important request of the People of God. In asking that your child be baptized into the Catholic Church, you, as parents, take upon yourselves a significant commitment. Baptism is a birth into the Christian community and is in every way as solemn and important as the birth itself.

The community welcomes your child, our newest member, with joy. We pledge to assist you in passing on the rich faith tradition of the Catholic Church to your child. We welcome this opportunity to assist you in accepting God’s call to be Christian parents and to aid you in your preparation for the celebration of Baptism.

In the Risen Christ,
Msgr. Rick Woy
Rector