Baptism welcomes us into a life of following Jesus Christ. Baptism washes away our sins, incorporates us into the Church, and makes us members of the Body of Christ. Babies should be baptized within the first few weeks after birth; however, all who are willing are welcome at any age. Babies are born with original sin and it is important to cleanse infants at the earliest possible age so they may become children of God and receive the grace of the Holy Spirit. Jesus said "the kingdom of God also belongs to the children" Mt 18:4; Mk 10:14.
Infants (ages 6 and under)
Infant Baptisms occur once a month on a Saturday at 10 a.m. All Baptism classes are held in person the Monday before the baptism from 7:00 PM -9:00 PM in the parish lounge. Parents and Godparents are required to attend the class. The Baptism Registration Fee is $100 and includes the class. Download and complete the Baptism Registration Form. Review the schedule below and enter the preferred class date and Baptism Ceremony date on the registration form for each parent and Godparent. Bring the completed form to the parish office with your registration payment of $100. You will be notified with a confirmed class date and Baptism Ceremony date once your registration is processed. See below for schedule and forms.
Children (ages 7 and up)
Baptisms of children who are 7 years old and older will be baptized with other children in our Faith Formation program. Please contact the Faith Formation Office:
Phone: (562) 296-9000