Baptisms are celebrated twice a month on scheduled Saturdays. Baptism Preparation sessions are held once a month on a scheduled Monday in English, and on two scheduled Fridays in Spanish. Parents and Godparents are required to attend the Baptism Prep Sessions. Please contact Charlene Dumitru at 714-637-4360 x114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information regarding Baptism. For information on Baptism in Spanish, please contact Carmen Estrada at 714-637-4360 x106 or email@example.com
When selecting Godparents for your child, please remember that the godparents provide a witness to faith for the child. Godparents must be baptized and confirmed, practicing Catholics over the age of 16. If married, the godparents must be married according to the precepts of the church. Each child must have at least one Catholic godparent. They may also have a second godparent, or Christian Witness, who is a member of another Christian church who has received valid baptism and is actively practicing Christian faith. A child can have only one male and one female as godparent/Christian witness.
Children in this age group who have not yet been baptized must attend a special program entitled Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults as Adapted for Children. It is a longer process that includes classroom instruction for the child and adult instruction for parents and godparents. This is a two-year process that follows the September – May academic year. Children completing the two years will receive Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist at the Easter Vigil of their second year. Please contact the office of Faith Formation for more information at 714-637-4360 x114.
High School age youth who have not been baptized should enroll in the Youth Confirmation Program which will include some supplemental instruction to prepare for full initiation. These young people will receive Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist at the Easter Vigil of their second year in the program. Please contact the Youth Ministry Office at 714-637-4360 x210 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Please contact Charlene Dumitru at 714-637-4360 x114 or email email@example.com.