Upon entering the Worship Space we pass by the Baptismal Font reminding us of our entrance into the community of faith through the sacrament of baptism. The Baptismal Font is a liturgical focal point because baptism marks the initiation of our journey with Christ. Every time we bless ourselves with this holy water, we remind ourselves of our baptismal commitment. The font’s location in direct line with the altar symbolizes the path of our journey from Baptism to Eucharist.
Adjacent to the Baptismal Font located on the wall to the far right of the entry doors from the Gathering Space is the Ambry. The Ambry contains the holy oils. These oils, consecrated by the archbishop, are used for sacramental annointings.
Nearby, the Paschal Candle is a symbol of the light of Christ. Each year on the Vigil of Easter, this candle is lit from a new fire in the firepit outside the entrance of the church. This reminds us of Christ who is the light of the world and calls us through baptism to share His light with others. This sacred candle is placed near the Baptismal Font for use during baptisms, near the Ambo during Easter Season, and near the coffin during funeral masses.