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Sacrament of Baptism

Baptism is the sacrament of faith, the sacrament from which we receive a new life in Christ Jesus. The Holy Spirit makes us new in and through the community. Through this sacrament we are initiated into God's Church.

"Baptism incorporates us into Christ and forms us into God's people. It pardons all our sins, rescues us from the power of darkness, and brings us to the dignity of adopted children, a new creation through water and the Holy Spirit." (The Rites, #1)

What do we require?

  1. We ask the parents of infants/young children to fill out a baptism application form and send it to Fr. Athanasius Kikoba via email or postal mail.
  2. After filling out the baptism form, call the parish office at
    1 408/252-7653 ext. 28 to schedule a meeting with Fr. Athanasius Kikoba.
  3. Baptismal Preparation Classes are provided for the parents and godparents to help them with their awesome gift and responsibility to share the faith of Jesus Christ with the child God has so lovingly given to them. These classes are presented by parents, by the clergy of our parish. Parents and godparents are required to attend a baptismal preparation class, which is held in the evening in the rectory on the fourth Tuesday of the month. To sign up for one of our Baptism session schedules, please contact Joe Gibbs by email or call him at 1 408/730-5519.
     
  4. After completing the Baptismal Preparation Class and all the requirements, the schedule of Baptism may be finalized.

Children and Adult Baptism

For Baptism of children 7 years and older or adults please contact Janice LaMotte by email or call the parish office at 1 408/252-7653 ext. 30.

Baptisms are celebrated on the second and fourth Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.m. Please see the calendar for confirmed dates or contact the parish office 408/252-7653.