“For through faith you are all children of God in Christ Jesus. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothes yourselves with Christ.”
Galatians 4: 26-27

Baptism is the first sacrament of initiation into the Catholic faith and the basis of the whole Christian life. Through baptism we are reborn of water and the Holy Spirit, and we are invited to share in Jesus Christ’s mission on Earth.


Requirements and important information about infant baptisms:

  • In order to have your child baptized at St. James you must first schedule an appointment with our Baptism Coordinator, Valeria Fong-Kaufmann.
  • Choose at least one godparent for the child. If two godparents are chosen, one must be Catholic; a baptized Christian of another denomination may serve as a Christian Witness.
  • The Catholic godparent must be fully initiated into the Church and practicing his or her faith by attending Mass regularly and receiving Holy Communion. If married, they must have been married in the Catholic church. A testimony of faith confirming his or her good standing is also required.

Due to the current pandemic/COVID-19 situation, we are celebrating Baptisms Saturday mornings in English and Spanish with a limit of three families. We want everything to go smoothly for your child’s baptism; a baptism date will be set after the initial interview, required paperwork is in the office, and the class for parents and godparents is completed.
Other options are available. We are providing the Baptismal Preparation class via the online teleconferencing system (Zoom) for parents and godparents during these unusual times.
Interested parents need to contact us and register three months in advance.
Baptisms are not celebrated during Lent.

Debido a la situación actual de la pandemia / COVID-19, estamos celebrando bautismos algunos sábados por la mañana en inglés y español con un límite de tres familias.
Queremos que todo salga bien para el bautismo de su hijo; por favor no fije una fecha de bautismo hasta que tengamos la documentación requerida en nuestra oficina, la entrevista inicial y la clase hecha por los padres, padrino/madrina. Hay otras opciones.
Estamos brindando la clase de preparación bautismal a través del sistema de teleconferencia en línea (Zoom) durante estos momentos inusuales tanto para los padres como para los padrinos.
Los padres interesados deben comunicarse con nosotros y registrarse con tres meses de anticipación.
No tenemos celebraciones de bautismos durante la temporada de Cuaresma.

Infant Baptism

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