Baptism

Infant Baptism        Children Baptism        Adult Baptism
(Before 7 years of age)      (After age 7)      (18 years and Older)

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Baptism for Children up to Age 7:

1.  Requirements for Parents:

  • Bring the child’s Birth Certificate to the Parish Office.  The Office Staff will help you fill out a Baptism Application Form.  Information on this form must match the information on the Birth Certificate.  
  • Parents must attend one Pre-Baptism Class.  
  • Bring a non-drip candle to the Baptism.  You may purchase one at the Pre-Baptism Class, in the Parish Office, or on the day of the Baptism.
  • Your donation for Baptism for your child is very much appreciated.  The recommended amount is $30 or more, which you can give to the priest or deacon on the day of the Baptism.

The Catholic Church baptizes children based on the faith of the parents.  We hope that the child’s home is a place of prayer and the parents actively share their Catholic values with the child.  Catholic families should attend Mass, be involved, and contribute to the parish community on a regular basis.


 

Children's  Baptism: (age 7 and up) The parents must register the child in First Communion classes through the Faith Formation program. 714-535-6111.  
2.  Requirements for godparents/sponsors of baptism

 

  • · If married, godparents must be married in the Catholic Church.
  • · If single, godparents must have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Communion, and Confirmation.
  • · Godparents must attend one Pre-Baptism Class.
  • · Godparents must be at least age sixteen.
  • · The godparents must sign a testimonial form verifying their eligibility as listed above.
  • · Godparents may not be the father or mother of the child being baptized.
  • · Only one male or one female sponsor or one of each sex is to be selected.

Godparents along with the parents will help the child  to lead a Christian life in harmony with baptism, and fulfill faithfully the obligations connected with it.  They should be active in their faith and regularly attend Sunday Mass.

 Godparent by proxy:  If the godparent(s) cannot be present at the baptism, another person can be appointed to serve as a proxy.

 Godparent Testimony of Eligibility Form 

To be completed and returned to the Parish Office before the baptism. 

  Infant Baptism Form
Submit this form at least one month in advance.

Baptisms are done in groups We do not offer “private” baptisms.

 
Baptisms for adults

Preparation for adult baptism (18 years and older) is available through the Adult Faith Formation program. Preparation for adults runs year-round, and meets on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the Parish Center. There they will be prepared to receive all the Sacraments of Christian Initiation (Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation).  714-678-3426. 

 

 
2017-18 BAPTISM SCHEDULE
BAPTISM DATE
10 a.m. in the Church
                  PRE-BAPTISM CLASS
                7 p.m. in the Parish Center (or where noted)
 November 4 November 1 - in the SRE room 
 December 2 at 11 a.m. November 29 
  2018
 January 6 January 3 
 February 3 January 31 
 March 3 at 11 a.m. February 28
 April 7  April 4
 May 5  May 2
 June 2  May 30

Pre-Baptism Classes:  If the parents or godparents cannot attend the classes scheduled at St. Justin Parish, they may attend a class at another Roman Catholic Church and submit to us proof of attendance at the class.