Baptism is the first sacrament celebrated in the process of initiation into the Catholic Church. The waters of baptism symbolize life and death, washing and cleansing, and the mystery of new life out of death.  At the baptism of a child (or any person), we celebrate and reflect on God’s unconditional love and welcome him or her into our Christian faith.

“Parents are obliged to see to it that infants are baptized within the first weeks after birth.”
 (Code of Canon Law 867).

For Infant Baptism in English click here.

El Bautismo Para Niños Infantiles en Español

El BAUTISMO para los niños que aún no han cumplido los siete años de edad, se celebra en español, el tercer sábado del mes al mediodía del. Los padres deben a planear para el bautismo de su hijo por lo menos 3 meses antes del mes que desan bautizar, idealmente durante el embarazo. Por favor, consulte el documento de procedimientos a continuación para obtener información adicional. Para registrarse, por favor póngase en contacto con la oficina parroquial durante horas de oficina.

Baptism Procedures in Spanish

Baptism for older children, adolescents and adults

In order for adults, adolescents, and children aged 7 and older to receive the sacrament of Baptism there is a special process, the Rite of Christian Initiation, RCIA. Older children, adolescents and adults receive Baptism by immersion at the Easter Vigil liturgy. The RCIA process also includes the other Sacraments of Initiation: First Communion and Confirmation.
For more information, please contact the RCIA Coordinator at the Parish Office at 714-842-3000 ext. 102.