The Sacrament of Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit — the door, which gives access to all the other sacraments. Through Baptism, we are freed from sin and reborn as children of God; we become members of Christ and are incorporated into the Church where we are made sharers in her mission: Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word. (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1213)
Baptism is the beginning of the journey of faith for your child. Through baptism, your child will receive the Holy Spirit and becomes a disciple, a follower of Christ and a member of God’s family, the Church. It is your responsibility as the child’s parents to be the role models for your child on this journey of faith. This is why we have a special program to prepare the parents and godparents and to help them raise their consciousness about this important responsibility that God has entrusted to them.
Parents should see to it that their children are baptized within a reasonable period after birth. Arrangements for baptism should be made as soon as possible after birth, or even before the birth of the child.
Parents must come to the Rectory Office to pick-up an application, or download, print and complete the below application form. All required documents must be turned in to the office by the deadline shown above.
One application per child, one form for the Godmother, and one form for the Godfather (even if the Godparents are a couple). Godparents are required to take the Godparent form to their Pastor.
To arrange for Baptism for infants up to 6 years old, please contact Adrian Morelos for the English preparation class or Deacon Margarito Barrios for the Spanish preparation class by calling the Parish Office at (909) 629-4101 or completing and submitting the Contact Us - Baptism form below.