Baptism

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Our Mission

The Baptism Ministry welcome, prepares, and assist parents in the baptism of their children.

WELCOME TO GOD’S HOLY FAMILY

Congratulations on the birth of your child – The community of St. Pius X shares in your joy.

Baptism is the foundation of Christian living and we are glad that you have chosen our parish family to share in this momentous celebration of new life.

We are committed to making your child’s baptism a prayerful, spiritual and unforgettable experience. Please feel free to share with us any cultural family traditions which are meaningful to you.

We will do our best to incorporate them in our sacramental celebration.

BAPTISM IS THE DOOR TO CHRISTIAN LIFE

Infant Baptisms

The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month.

Pre-Baptismal Classes

We offer the Pre-Baptismal classes for  Infant Baptisms on the Last Saturday of the month in Spanish and the last Tuesday of the month in English

Suggested Procedure

  1. Go to the parish office to register a month in advance before the classes start.
  2. Bring to the Parish office the child’s official birth certificate
  3. Godparents need to be present a confirmation certificate and a church marriage certificate
  4. Parents and godparents participate in Baptismal catechesis sessions

Requirements

While the requirements are the same for all those seeking baptism, we offer specialized preparation depending on the age of the individual receiving the Sacrament of Baptism.

If the person to receive the Baptism is:

Under 6 years of age.

Infant Baptisms: the preparation is provided by the Pre-Baptismal Team. The required documents and the registration are submitted to the Parish office at least one month prior to the desired baptismal date.

Between the ages of 7 and 17.

Youth Baptisms: the preparation provided by the Religious Education office.  The required documents and the registration are submitted to the Religious Education Office along with any other requirements the office requests.  Please call the office to check on registration dates.

18 years and older.

 Adult Baptisms: the preparation is provided by the RCIA Team.  The required documents and the registration are submitted to the Religious Education Office along with any other requirements the office requests.  Please call the office to check on registration dates.

Baptismal life is a continuous growth in faith which parents and godparents help foster. Our baptismal team offers a spiritual program to help parents and godparents  prepare for the responsibility of raising their infant as a Catholic.

Gospel according to John

“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.”
John 3:5 

Baptism is a Christian sacrament of admission and adoption, invariably with the use of water.

Contact:
Stella Bautista
(915) 778-3989