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If you are on this page because you are thinking of a baptism at St. Mark's, thank you for looking us up. A baptism is an important event in the life of someone's spiritual journey.

Holy Baptism is especially appropriate if there is an Easter Vigil, on the Day of Pentecost, on All Saints' Day (or the Sunday after All Saints' Day), and on the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord (the First Sunday after the Epiphany).

However, an alternate date for a Holy Baptism would normally be scheduled if New Britain were red on the Connecticut COVID-19 Data Tracker map. For the CT data map, first click: Here, and then, scroll down the Web page.

If there is a literal "life or death" type of emergency and a baptism is sought for a live person, the Book of Common Prayer allows for any baptized Christian to do an emergency baptism, reporting the baptism to the local Episcopal clergy, as soon as possible after the emergency baptism. Baptisms are not permitted for those who are deceased.

Please contact the parish office with any questions you may have about baptisms. Prebaptismal instruction for parents and sponsors (god-parents) required, as well as prebaptismal instruction for older children and adults, and their sponsors.

Normally, the expectation is that the parents of young children and the young child, or the older child and parents/adult being baptized would continue to attend the parish Sunday services regularly after a baptismal service.

And, it is normally expected that those interested in baptism, start regularly attending services and engage in parish life for a sufficient period of time before the baptism.



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