baptism

Thank you for cooperating with God, the giver of life, in bringing a precious child into the world! In seeking baptism for your child, you are accepting the responsibility of training them in the practice of the faith. Christ offered this first sacrament to all men and women that they might have eternal life. He entrusted this sacrament and the gospel to the Church when he told his apostles: “Go, make disciples of all nations, and baptize them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”

     Baptism, the sacrament of faith, is celebrated in English the first Saturday of the month at 10am and the third Sunday at 3:30pm, and in Spanish the second Sunday of each month at 10am. It is celebrated for children under 7 years old. Parents and godparents must attend a pre-baptismal class and the class should be taken at least one month prior to the date of baptism.
     Godparents must be over 18 years of age and must be Catholic, Apostolic and Roman Practitioners. If the Godparents are a couple, they must be married through the Catholic Church. If they are not married through the Catholic Church, they do not qualify. If the Godparents are just one person (Man or Woman) or both, they cannot be in a relationship with each other or with a significant other. Also, they must have had to successfully complete all three Sacraments (Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation).

baptism registration

Please visit or call the parish office at (949) 951-8599. You may print, complete and bring the baptism registration form with you. Be advised that parents must attend a preparation class before a baptism date can be scheduled. Please review our parish baptism procedures to find answers to your questions, including information about who can be a Godparent.


SdC__English_Baptism_Procedures.pdf