"At Baptism, I received grace — that quality that makes me share in the very nature of God."
Frequently Asked Questions
When can a baptism take place?
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.