Baptism is the first sacrament of Christian initiation. It is the basis of the Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door to the other sacraments. (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1213) Baptism makes us members of the Body of Christ and incorporates us into the Church. (CCC 1267) Through Baptism we become children of God and share in the Paschal Mystery of the life, death and resurrection of Christ.
Infants and young children
Baptisms are scheduled with the priests of the parish. Parents and godparents are required to attend a Baptismal Preparation Class offered in both English and Portuguese. Please call the parish office at 1.408.292.2123 at least 3 months in advance to make arrangements to attend the Baptism Preparation Class and to schedule the Baptism.
Children, teenagers and adults
Recognizing that life does not always adhere to a schedule, we provide age-appropriate baptismal catechesis for those not baptized as infants. Please call the parish office at 1.408.292.2123 to discuss your unique situation and how we may be of assistance.