About the Sacrament of Baptism
The origin and foundation of Christian Baptism is Jesus. Before starting his public ministry, Jesus submitted himself to the baptism given by John the Baptist. The waters did not purify him; he cleansed the waters. . . . Jesus did not need to be baptized because he was totally faithful to the will of his Father and free from sin. However, he wanted to show his solidarity with human beings in order to reconcile them to the Father. By commanding his disciples to baptize all nations, he established the means by which people would die to sin – Original and actual – and begin to live a new life with God.
In Baptism, the Holy Spirit moves us to answer Christ’s call to holiness. In Baptism, we are asked to walk by the light of Christ and to trust in his wisdom. We are invited to submit our hearts to Christ with ever deeper love.
We can’t wait to welcome your child into the life of Christ and our Church through Baptism.
To get started, please fill out the baptism inquiry form and our team will reach out to you.
FAQs for Parents
How do I register for Baptism
You will need to fill out a baptism inquiry form above. You will be contacted with information regarding our baptism preparation program and scheduling your child’s baptism.
Are there requirements for the parents?
Yes. At least one parent must be a practicing Catholic.
Parents must participate in our baptism preparation program, regardless of having a child previously baptized.
Once parents have completed that baptism preparation program you will be able to schedule the baptism date.
Do parents need to be members of the parish?
No you do not need to be members of the parish.
When does baptism take place in the parish?
Baptisms in Spanish take place every second and fourth Sunday at 2:30pm, and in English every second Sunday of the month at 4:00pm.
FAQs for Godparents
Are there requirements for the godparents?
Yes. At least one of the godparents must be a practicing Catholic. One godparent must present a sponsor letter from their parish prior to the baptism.
How old must a godparent be?
All godparents must be 16 years of age or older.
Can there be more than 2 godparents?
No, there can only be 2 official godparents. Godparents are a godmother and godfather. There cannot be two godmothers or two godfathers. A family can also just have one godparent.
What if a godparent is out of town and cannot make the baptism?
You can have a godparent by proxy. Please indicate this on the baptism inquiry form.
If you’re an adult seeking Baptism or thinking about becoming Catholic, your next step is the RCIA faith formation program.