The Sacrament of Baptism

“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” – Matthew 28:19

Baptism the first of three sacraments of initiation administered by the Catholic Church (the other two are Confirmation and Eucharist). Baptism cleanses us from sin, welcomes us into the church and makes us members of Christ. Through it we are reborn as children of God.

Infant Baptism

Children through the age of six years old are baptized at a group celebration of the sacrament with other families in the parish. The sacrament is provided in the three main languages of the parish at 2:00 pm in the church on the respective Sundays.

Infant Baptism Schedule:

English – 2nd Sunday of the Month
Spanish – 1st & 4th Sunday of the Month
Vietnamese – 3rd Sunday of the Month

How to Get Started:

Fill out and return the “Application for Baptism” it can be obtained from the parish office or download it here. Parents and Godparents are required to attend a pre-baptismal class. The parish office can provide these dates upon your submission of the application.

Baptism of Older Children

If the child is age 7 or older contact the Office of Faith Formation regarding our RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation) program adapted for children. More information can be obtained through the Office of Faith Formation at 714-897-2142.

Baptism of Adults

Adults interested in baptism would enter our RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) program. More information can be obtained here.

How to Help

Leaders are needed to assist with infant Baptism classes, RCIA classes for Adults, RCIA classes for children, Sponsors are needed to share their faith experience with Adults wanting to enter the church. To volunteer contact the Office of Faith Formation at 714-897-2142