Baptism

Baptism is the first sacrament of initiation; through this sacrament we are born to new life: the Christian life, the life of the risen Christ.

Baptism incorporates us into the family of God the Father. Baptism unites us to Christ. Baptism fills us with the Holy Spirit.

“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. And behold. I am with you always, until the end of the age.” Mt 28, 19-20

Information regarding Baptismal Preparation

If the child is 8 years of age or older, the child must register with the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) program.

Although there is no cost for one to receive the Sacrament of Baptism; there is however a required "administrative fee" in the amount of $100.00 this fee is used to help subsidize the church facilities, formation sessions and administrative functions, for your convenience a baptism candle will also be provided for your celebration.

Baptismal classes are held once a month. Call the parish office at 760-347-3507 to inquire about date, time and place. *No children are allowed in the Baptism class.

 

Requirements

  • Baptism application
  • Child's Birth Certificate
  • Sponsor/Godparent application
  • Pre-baptismal class (If pre-baptismal class has been completed, proof of completion is needed)

If parents are not registered members of this parish, a letter of permission from the home parish is needed extending permission.

Note: Please consider the following canonical laws to choose the sponsors.

There need be only one sponsor/godparent. If there are two, then one must be male, the other female (Canon 873). Canon 874§ 1 requires that sponsors must : a) be chosen by the parent (or minister) b) be older than18 years of age (Diocesan policy) c) be a Catholic d) have received Eucharist e) have been confirmed f) lead a “life in keeping with the function to be taken on” (Canon 874, § 1). 

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