Parents must be members of St. James for at least 3 months or have their pastor’s permission to have their child baptized at St. James. Parents must also attend our pre-baptism class.
Click here for our Baptism Preparation Packet. Please call the Parish Office for more information regarding the requirements and policies of baptism.
Due to COVID-19, please view the guidelines and policies for the sacrament of Baptism in the packet above, but please use the form below to register for the sacrament. Thank you.
Baptism Preparation Classes are normally held on the third Thursday of the month at 7:00pm in Room 210/211.
Due to the Covid Pandemic and the precautions we are taking to keep everyone safe, you must make a reservation for a seat in this class. Please email Mara Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org by the Friday before the class is scheduled to reserve your spot and receive information concerning regulations to follow in order to attend.
All forms must be completed and submitted and sponsor information must be verified in order to schedule a baptism celebration.
Our upcoming schedule follows:
The practice of infant Baptism is an immemorial tradition of the Church. There is explicit testimony to this practice from the second century on, and it is quite possible that, from the beginning of the apostolic preaching, when whole “households” received baptism, infants may also have been baptized. (1252)