Sacrament of Baptism
The origin and foundation of Christian Baptism is Jesus. Before starting his public ministry, Jesus submitted himself to the baptism given by John the Baptist. The waters did not purify him; he cleansed the waters. . . . Jesus did not need to be baptized because he was totally faithful to the will of his Father and free from sin. However, he wanted to show his solidarity with human beings in order to reconcile them to the Father. By commanding his disciples to baptize all nations, he established the means by which people would die to sin – Original and actual – and begin to live a new life with God.
The Sacrament of Baptism is the first Sacrament of Initiation into the Catholic Church. Baptism is a precious gift given by God through the Church, one which parents have the privilege to offer to their children. It is a gift meant to last a lifetime and beyond. The Sacrament of Baptism opens the door to new life by making us part of Christ and His Church. It is the entry into a Catholic-Christian community and a life of faith in Jesus Christ.
In Baptism, the Holy Spirit moves us to answer Christ's call to holiness. In Baptism, we are asked to walk by the light of Christ and to trust in his wisdom. We are invited to submit our hearts to Christ with ever deeper love. ~from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults | en español
Baptism for infants requires advance preparation of at least two months, which includes a Baptism Preparation Class. Baptism for teenagers and adults is conducted through our RCIA program.
Baptisms for infants and children (through 6 years old) in English and Spanish are held on designated Saturdays throughout the year excluding Lent.
baptism contact information
Infant-6 Years Old
7 years old - 8th Grade
High School - 24 years old
Presentation Parish provides formation to prepare parents and godparents for the responsibilities they undertake with the baptism of young children. Volunteer catechist in this ministry lead sessions to prepare parents and Godparents for the Baptism of their young children. In both English and Spanish the preparation sessions include catechesis, spiritual growth and community building.
Participation in the Baptism Preparation Class is a requirement for all parents and godparents seeking Baptism for their children.
Please keep in mind:
Once the parent has the completed registration form, child’s county-issued birth certificate, and collected the permission letter(s) and proof of baptism preparation class from another parish, email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment to turn these documents in. If the baptism preparation class will be taken at Church of the Presentation, the class date can also be selected during the scheduled appointment.
PLEASE NOTE: We strongly suggest that you do not send out invitations prior to officially scheduling the baptism as the Church of the Presentation is NOT responsible if there is a scheduling conflict.
Lista de Verificación de Registro de Bautismo:
Una vez que se hayan recopilado el formulario de registro, la(s) carta(s) de permiso y la prueba de la clase de preparación para el bautismo, envíe un correo electrónico a email@example.com para programar una cita para entregar estos documentos y seleccionar la fecha de bautismo preferida. Si la clase de preparación para el bautismo se tomará en la Iglesia de la Presentación, la fecha de la clase también se puede seleccionar en este momento.
TENGA EN CUENTA: Le recomendamos encarecidamente que no envíe invitaciones antes de programar oficialmente el bautismo ya que la Iglesia de la Presentación NO es responsable si hay un conflicto de programación. Tanto la clase de preparación como la ceremonia de bautismo están programadas por orden de llegada. Debido a COVID-19, se pueden aplicar restricciones adicionales, incluyendo el aplazamiento de los bautismos programados.