December 11, 2012

Baptism Preparation


Inspiration: When we were baptized in Christ Jesus, we were baptized into His death. We were buried therefore with Him by Baptism into His death, so that, as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live a new life. (Romans 6:3-4)

Our Mission:  To assist parents and Godparents in preparing for their children’s Baptism.

Meetings: Until further notice the class will be online or zoom.

Activities:  Instruction to parents and Godparents that fulfills requirements for infant Baptism.

In accordance with the laws of the Roman Catholic Church (Canons 872, 874, 892, 893) to be a sacramental godparent/sponsor, a person must:

  • Be a person suitable for this role, selected by the candidate’s family and having the intention of fulfilling this privileged role ( a practicing Catholic, meaning weekly attendance at Mass ).
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be neither the father nor mother of the person to be baptized.
  • Have receive the three Sacraments of Initiation:
    • Baptism
    • Eucharist
    • Confirmation

After considering these qualities the parents should select the godparents for their child. A non-Catholic Christian may take the place of one of the godparents and stand as a Christian witness along with the Catholic godparent. Godparents can provide a recommendation from their pastor by using the form available on the web site.

  1. Call the parish (562-594-4657) for an appointment with Msgr. Kevin, if you are not married in the Catholic Church.
  2. Fill out the Baptism Registration Form and Godparents Permission forms completely just before the meeting.
  3. If you live in this parish and are not registered, please fill out a Parish Registration Form for your family.
  4. The coordinator will schedule you for the pre-baptismal

Prebaptismal Class:  Both parents and godparents must attend the pre-baptismal class. The purpose of this class is to gain a fuller appreciation of the sacrament of Baptism and what it means to raise a child in the Catholic faith. The class is online ntil further notice for parents and godparent. This is the link for the class:


Month Class Baptism Priest/Deacon
January 20 26 DEACON SHANE
February 10 16 MSGR. KEVIN
March No Baptism During Lent No Baptism During Lent  
April 13 19 DEACON SHANE
June 22 28 MSGR. KEVIN
August 17 23 DEACON TOM
September online 27 MSGR. KEVIN
October online 25
November online 22
December online 20

Contact Us: Please call Brenda Pineda (562) 594-4657