Baptism


Baptism Schedule    En Español  Godparent/Sponsor Information



Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other Sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: "Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word." Catechism of the Catholic Church 1213.
 
  

Baptism for Children up to Age 7:

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.


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

 

Children's  Baptism: (age 7 and up)

The parents must register the child in First Communion classes through the Faith Formation program. Classes begin in September and end in May. Registrations are during the Summer months.

This is a two year program.




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


 

 

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).  

For additional information contact Deacon Jose by email or phone at 714-678-3426. 

 


BAPTISM SCHEDULE
For Infants

**Schedule may change - Please verify date with the office**
        Pre-Baptism Class
 7:00 pm in the Parish Center
(or where noted)
  Baptism Date
10:00 am in the church
August 29 September 1
October 3 October 6
October 30 - Hope room
November 3
November 28 December 1 (at 12 p.m.)
2019 2019
January 2 January 5
January 30 February 2 (at 12 p.m.)
February 27 March 2
April 3 April 6
May 1 May 4
May 29 June 1
July 3 July 6
July 31 August 3
 September 4 September 7
October 2 October 5
October 30 Nov. 2 (at 12:00 pm Noon)
December 4 December 7

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.

 



 

Please submit to the parish office these two forms at least a month before the baptism date.


Infant Baptism Form


Godparent Testimony Form