Sacrament of Baptism
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. 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. More information is available here:
Baptisms in English and Spanish are held on designated Saturdays throughout the year excluding Lent.
Please click this link for the Baptismal Calendar. Contact the ministry center for further information.
Link to calendar.
The ministry center is open Monday thru Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
All registrations must be done in person. 209-472-2150
Volunteers 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. Training is provided.
The Presentation Parish provides formation to prepare parents and godparents for the responsibilities they undertake with the baptism of young children. Volunteers ensure that the baptism ceremony is a positive experience for all those present. Families of young children are supported through a preschool program which offers a developmentally appropriate faith filled environment and a Sunday child care co-op program that provides Liturgy based formation during Mass. Parents are provided with opportunities to develop relationships with other fellow parishioners.