The Sacrament of Baptism, the first of the three sacraments of initiation, is also the first of the seven sacraments in the Roman Catholic Church. It removes the guilt and effects of Original Sin and incorporates the baptized into the Church, the Mystical Body of Christ on earth.

Baptismal preparation is required for those participating in the sacrament. We offer these sessions, for the parents and godparents, every first Saturday of the month at the Pastoral Center at 2:00 P.M., or by appointment. The godparents may attend a class in their own location if needed, and bring a note of attendance.

The Baptism information form, and a Parish Registration form (if needed) will be given out at the Preparation class and returned to the instructor, or to the Pastoral Center at a later date. The time of the Baptism can then be scheduled with the Priest who will be performing the ceremony.

Baptisms are scheduled on Saturday mornings, after 10:00 am or Sunday mornings, after the last Mass (12:45 pm). Other arrangements can be made with the Pastor’s approval for alternate days and times.

Click here to download the Baptism Registration Form


Holy Name of Jesus Parish

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Mass Schedule

Monday - Saturday
9:00 am

Saturday Vigil
5:00 pm

9:30 am, 11:30 am

(415) 664-8590