The Sacrament of Baptism
Infant Baptisms are celebrated during the period of newborn to 6 years of age.
Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: "Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word." CCC 1213
English Baptisms are usually celebrated the fourth Saturday of the month at 9:00 a.m.
Spanish Baptisms are usually celebrated the first Saturday of the month at 9:00am.
*Please Note: We do not celebrate Baptisms during Lent.
Baptism Preparation Class 2023 Schedule: January 21, February and March- No Class, April 22, May 27, June 24, July- No Class, August 26, September 23, October 28, November and December- No Class
Classes are now being held in person.
- Baptism Preparation Classes will be held in person in the Salta Gym and in Room 333 in English and Spanish from 7:45am to 10:00am. Please call the parish office to register. 760-346-6502 (Parents and Godparents must attend a baptism preparation class.
Please Note: There will be no preparation classes during February, March, July, November, and December.
For non-registered families who wish to only take the class and are not baptizing at Sacred Heart, a suggested donation for the class is $10.00 per person.
- Parents and Godparents must complete a baptism preparation class
- Parents must complete a baptism application
- Child's birth certificate must accompany completed application
- Non-parishioner parents must bring a letter of permission from their home parish
- Godparents must have received the Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation
- Payment of $50.00 fee per child
All requirements must be completed in order to receive a date for your child's Baptism.