Baptism

Congratulations!  You may be awaiting the birth of your child, have a newborn, or have a child who is several months old.  No matter the stage of parenting you are currently in, you have been entrusted with a great gift from God.  In your role as parent, you will serve as the first and most influencial teacher of your child's faith (among other things). At Sacred Heart, we place a high value on welcoming children and their families into the Catholic faith. We look forward to sharing this wonderful time of grace with you and your family!

Baptism is the first sacrament celebrated in the process of becoming a full member in the Catholic Church. The waters of baptism symbolize life and death, washing and cleansing, and the mystery of new life out of death.  At the baptism of a child (or any person), we celebrate and reflect on God's unconditional love and welcome him or her into our faith.

When are they held?

At Sacred Heart, we offer baptisms every Sunday except the first Sunday of the month.  We offer baptism preparation class on the first Thursday of every month.  Deadline to register is two weeks prior to the class.  

To Book a baptism please contact the Parish Center office at (626) 332-3570. 

Requirements

  •  At least one parent must be Catholic.

  • Godparent(s) must be at least 16 years old, a confirmed Catholic, practicing their faith, and be willing to accept the responsibility of supporting their godchild in faith.

  • If you have only one Godparent, then that person can be either male or female. If you have two Godparents, then one must be male and the other female.

  • Both the parents and the godparents must attend baptism preparation class, which we offer here at Sacred Heart on the first Thursday of every month. You may attend a class at another Catholic parish (please provide a certificate of completion with the baptism name and date of baptism in the upper right hand corner, clearly printed). Certificate must be presented to the Parish Center office atleast 1 week before the baptism date. 

 

Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. (John 3:5)