Baptism

The baptism of children usually takes place on Saturday morning. In their respective languages each deacon makes the arrangements for the baptism. Children five years and younger are eligible.

(Children six years and older are baptized through our Religious Education program.)

Baptism in English

Contact Deacon John Kranz at to arrange a day and time. Required of the parents and godparents is a preparation class. During the time of Covid, these classes are available online through Deacon Kranz. At least one godparent must be Catholic and if the godparents are married, they need to be married in the Catholic Church.

Baptism in Spanish

Contact Deacon Guillermo Mendez at for the schedule of classes and baptisms. Usually the baptism class is offered third Friday of the month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the Cathedral basement, Rooms 1 and 2. Usually the baptisms are scheduled for the fourth Saturday of the month at 9:00 AM. At least one godparent must be Catholic and if the godparents are married, they need to be married in the Catholic Church.

Baptism for Children (six years and older)

These children enter our Religious Education program which is offered in both English and Spanish. At the end of the two-year preparation the child receives baptism, confirmation, and first Eucharist. Registration takes place during August each year. The Coordinator of Religious Education for English is Cathy Paiz at c and the Coordinator of Religious Education for Spanish is Deacon Guillermo Mendez at . Contact them for more information.

Baptism for Adults (eighteen years and older)

The program of Christian Initiation is offered in English and in Spanish. The process ends with the celebration of baptism, confirmation, and first Eucharist at the Paschal (Easter) Vigil Mass the Saturday night before Easter Sunday. The English process is directed by Tracey Fredman. The process begins with a personal interview with Tracy. The process usually takes a year to a year and a half. Contact Tracey at to set up the interview. For those speaking Spanish the process is a weekly class meeting on Monday evenings. The process is the full school year beginning in September. Contact Deacon Guillermo Mendez at for more information and registration.