Baptism

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Each family will be allowed 10 guests only.
****If an event has been pre-scheduled, baptisms will not be done on the pre-scheduled date.****
 
Thank you for choosing to share this blessed sacrament with our Mission San Gabriel Community!  Registration for baptismal classes and baptisms must be done in the Rectory office, and we suggest planning the baptism at least 2 months in advance, especially if requesting a specific date.
 

Requirements for Infant Baptism

 

Infant baptism for infants from 0 – 6yrs -11 months years old.

 

Both parents and God parents must attend the infant Baptism class.  Pre-registration for baptism class is done at the rectory office

 

Classes are held as follows:

 

  • 1st Monday is in Spanish
  • 3rd Monday is in English

 

Baptism Class Schedule

Sign -in:   6:45 -7:00pm

Class time:   7:00-8:30pm

Location - Parish Center

Class Fee - $20.00 per group

 

Please plan for babysitting as all adults must be physically in the class to qualify for certificate.

 

After completing the baptism class, all 4 adults will receive certificate of completion, parent will then take certificates and child’s birth certificate to the Rectory Office to schedule baptism with the following:

 

 
    • Pre-baptismal Class must be taken and a Certificate of Completion must be presented for all parties, including parents and godparents.
    • Child's Birth Certificate
    • Registration Form completed (please see downloadable form to the right)
    • Baptism donation of $60 (cash or check)

 

Baptism Schedule

 

The baptism ceremony is held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month.  The schedule is as follows:

English baptisms are held the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month

Spanish baptisms are held the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of every month

 

All Baptisms are held in the Chapel of the Annunciation.

 

We do not offer private Baptisms.

 

Registration for class and baptism may be done in the Rectory Office.

 

 
MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION
 
The child to be baptized must be dressed in white.  Pews will be assigned and marked with child's name.  Mission San Gabriel provides a candle for each child.  You are welcome to bring in a candle and retain the other as a keepsake.  Photo and video are allowed, BUT NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY.
 
MISSION SAN GABRIEL DOES NOT EMPLOY OR OFFER PRIVATE PHOTOGRAPHY NOR ARE WE LIABLE FOR ANY EXCHANGE OF MONIES OR RIGHTS TO PHOTOS.  Any party that is approached by a photographer, and employs any photographer, is responsible for any monies given to photographer and the images taken and retained by her/him.