Baptism

The three sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Orders confer, in addition to grace, a sacramental character or "seal" by which the Christian shares in Christ's priesthood and is made a member of the Church according to different states and functions. This configuration to Christ and to the Church, brought about by the Spirit, is indelible, it remains forever in the Christian as a positive disposition for grace, a promise and guarantee of divine protection, and as a vocation to divine worship and to the service of the Church. Therefore these sacraments can never be repeated.

All the Old Covenant prefigurations find their fulfillment in Christ Jesus. He begins his public life after having himself baptized by St. John the Baptist in the Jordan. After his resurrection Christ gives this mission to his apostles: "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you."

 

Our Lord voluntarily submitted himself to the baptism of St. John, intended for sinners, in order to "fulfill all righteousness." Jesus' gesture is a manifestation of his self-emptying. The Spirit who had hovered over the waters of the first creation descended then on the Christ as a prelude of the new creation, and the Father revealed Jesus as his "beloved Son."

 

In his Passover Christ opened to all men the fountain of Baptism. He had already spoken of his Passion, which he was about to suffer in Jerusalem, as a "Baptism" with which he had to be baptized. The meaning and grace of the sacrament of Baptism are clearly seen in the rites of its celebration. By following the gestures and words of this celebration with attentive participation, the faithful are initiated into the riches this sacrament signifies and actually brings about in each newly baptized person.

 

FAQ

Q. How old can the child be?


A. Infant to 5 years of age. If the child is older than five years, please click on the christian initiation tab to the left to enroll your child in the initiation program for children.

 

Q. Who can be a godparent?


A. There needs to be at least one godparent who is practicing Catholic. One must be male and one female. If one is not Catholic , they may serve as a witness to the baptism along with a Catholic godparent.

 

Q. When can I get a date for baptism?


A. After we receive a your completed registration packet, you will be able to register a date for baptism.

 

Q. After I submitted the required paperwork, and received a date for baptism, what happens next?


A. Both parents and godparents will be required to complete a preparation class prior to the date of baptism, then we will send you a letter of confirmation with information needed for the day and time of the baptism ceremony.

 

Q. How much does it cost?


A. There are no set fees for Sacraments. However most people give a donation to the church.  Typically most people give anywhere from $50-$100 donation.

 

Register

If you wish to have your child baptized, please download and print the registration form and return the completed form along with child's birth certificate to complete your registration. 

 

If you need help filling out the form or have any questions, please call or email the office

 

(626)969-1829

info@sfrchurch.org

Parish Contact

Saint Frances of Rome

501 East Foothill Blvd

Azusa California 91702

 

(626) 969-1829 TEL

(626) 815-2755 FAX

Info@sfrchurch.org 

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