“Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), 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)
Many Catholics receive the sacrament of baptism as infants, in the presence of his or her parents and godparents. Through the saving waters of baptism, Catholics believe that we are washed clean from the stain of original sin (caused by the sin of Adam and Eve). The grace we receive in baptism also makes us children of God the Father and welcomes us into the Catholic Church.
English Baptism are on the third Sunday of each month at 2:30 pm.
Spanish Baptism are on the second and fourth Saturday of each month at 12:00 pm.
Parents have to attend a Baptism Preparation Interview.
For Interview Appointment call the Parish Office (818) 342-4686.
Provide a copy of the child's birth certificate or hospital record at the time of the interview.
Both, parents and godparents must attend a pre-baptismal class.
*Children of 7 years of age or older need to be enrolled in First Communion classes before they are baptized.
Call our Parish Office to register for the Pre-Baptismal Class held each month at 818-342-4686
Our Pre-Baptismal Class is valid for 3 years. For proof of completed pre-Baptism class or if you need a permission letter to baptize your child at another church, contact the parish office.
Contact the parish office for a copy of Baptism Certificate.
Yes, in fact we recommend doing so.
There are two to three meetings required before an infant is baptized. Older child/adult baptisms usually require months of preparation and may require other courses like Catechism (PREP) and RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults).
The Rite of Baptism indicates that it should be celebrated in a parish church. We do not celebrate baptisms outside of a church, except in cases of family illness or emergencies.
The Church asks that a child have at least one Catholic godparent who is baptized, confirmed, and living his/her faith. The other godparent, formally known as a sponsor, may be a “Christian witness” who need not be Catholic. Someone may “stand in” (act as a proxy) for a godparent who is not able to be present at the Baptism.