Baptism, Marriage & Funerals
Sacramental entry into the Christian community is through the joyous, welcoming service of Baptism. "All persons who have received the Sacrament of Holy Baptism with water in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, whether in this (the Episcopal) Church or in another Christian Church, and whose baptism has been recorded in this church, are members thereof." (Canon 17, Section 1)
Baptisms are celebrated on the following days: the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord (the first Sunday after Epiphany January 6); the Easter Vigil (Easter Sunday sunrise service); the 2nd Sunday of Easter; the Day of Pentecost; the Sunday before Labor Day; and November 1 or 1st Sunday after All Saints' Day (November 1). A Baptism A workshop for the parents or candidates and their sponsors or godparents is held the Saturday before each Baptismal day from 9 AM to Noon.
2018 BAPTISM dates
January 7, April 1 (sunrise service), April 8, May 20, September 2, November 4
2019 Baptism Dates
Janaury 6, April 21 (sunrise service), April 28, June 9, September 1, November 3
Please advise the office if you have a candidate for baptism. If you need more information, please call our church office at 713-861-5596 and speak to the Parish Administrator. She will have a preliminary discussion with you and answer questions you may have.
The Celebration & Blessing of Marriage
Any celebration of marriage taking place at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church must conform to the rules, requirements and practice of the Episcopal Church. Holy Matrimony is celebrated according to the provisions of the Book of Common Prayer and canon law of the Episcopal Church. One member of the couple must be a baptized Christian who is an active, attending and pledging member of St. Andrew’s. If you need more information, please call our church office at 713-861-5596 and speak to the rector.