Baptism is the first Sacrament of Christian Initiation.
To baptize means to “plunge” or to “immerse” into the water. Baptism is birth into a new life in Christ. It frees us from original sin and incorporates us into his Body, the Church.
Baptism of Infants and Children (up to 7 years old):
Parents who seek to have their children baptized must contact the parish office to inquire information regarding Baptisms. Please refer to the Baptismal Form/Packet for information on the required paperwork for both parents and godparents.
Page 1: GENERAL PROCEDURES FOR SCHEDULING BAPTISMS
Page 2: BAPTISMAL DATA REGISTER
Page 3: SPONSOR ELIGIBILITY FORM (One form FOR EACH sponsor)
(Please Note*: these baptismal forms are for children under 7 years of age).
Scheduling of Baptisms:
Baptisms are held EVERY SUNDAY at 3:30pm.
Baptism dates are ONLY scheduled when the Baptismal Packet has been completed and turned in.
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Baptism of Children (7 years old and up):
Children, who have reached the age of reason, except in emergency cases, are required to participate in a two-year program of preparation to receive all the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation). This program is called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIA). Please contact the Director of Faith Formation to begin this process or for more information.
Baptism of Adults:
Adults are required, except in emergency cases, to participate in a yearlong program of formation culminating in the celebration of full initiation into the Catholic Church at the celebration of the Easter Vigil. This program is called the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). Please contact the Director of Faith Formation to begin this process or for more information.
Seminars are MANDATORY for both the parents and primary godparents of the child being Baptized.
Sign ups for the Seminar can ONLY be done by calling or coming into the parish office. Sign ups will only be accepted until the FRIDAY before the upcoming class (3 days before). Same day/day of sign ups are NOT accepted. YOU MUST be signed up for the seminar in order for you to attend the class.
Pre-Baptismal Seminars are open for registered parishioners only. For non-registered parishioners, the class is $50 per couple.
The English seminars will be given on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7:15 pm at the Back Chapel of the church.
The Spanish seminars will be given on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7:15 pm at St. Mary Magdalene Room on the second floor of the parish building on the religious education side.
We ask kindly to please not bring any children to the seminars as this causes interruptions in the class. Thank You.
Please note that our Seminars are only valid for TWO YEARS and will need to be retaken if it has been more than two years.
- For more information or to schedule a baptism for children UNDER 7 years of age, please contact the parish office.
- For baptisms for children OVER 7 years of age, please contact Mike Wickham, Director of Faith Formation, at 619-482-3953 or email at email@example.com.
- For ADULT BAPTISMS, please contact Glenda O'Grady at firstname.lastname@example.org.