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Baptisms

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"At Baptism, I received grace — that quality that makes me share in the very nature of God."

Mother Angelica

Get Started

If you are interested in getting your child baptized at St. Edward, fill out the following form and send it to faithformation@stedward.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

When can a baptism take place?


Baptisms are on the first and third Sunday of the month at 3:00 p.m. The liturgy is not a mass. The length is about one hour. We limit the number of families to ten families. Families should plan to arrive for the baptism at 2:45 p.m. There will be two reserved pews for each family, marked with the family name at the end of the pew. At this time of caution, please be assured that families will be socially distanced from one another.




Can I have a private Baptism


Baptisms are only celebrated during regularly scheduled parish times. However, on occasion, we do arrange for baptisms that our not on our regular rotation. Permission from the pastor is required before an exception can be made.




What if I have a family member who would like to perform the baptism?


Once you have completed the registration form, please notify the Faith Formation office of your intentions. We will arrange a time when the church is available. If your officiant is not a priest or deacon with the Diocese of Orange, he must provide a letter from his local bishop or religious superior stating that he is a priest or deacon in good standing.




What is required of the Godparents?


The Roman Catholic Church requires that godparents for baptism are fully initiated Roman Catholics (have received Baptism, Confirmation and the Holy Eucharist), are active in their faith (regular attendance at Sunday Mass), and if married, are married in the Catholic Church The Roman Catholic Church only requires one godparent, however, there can be two. A person baptized in another Christian tradition may act as a witness to baptism as the other godparent is a Catholic.