Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: "Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1213)
Non-parishioners must have the permission of their pastor for a baptism to take place at the cathedral. The celebration of infant baptism will be scheduled after the parents have completed the pre-baptismal instructions in their parish.