St. Francis Solano Catholic Church welcomes families who bring their children for initiation into the Christian community through Baptism.
We are excited to help you with the baptism of your child. Baptism brings new life into the Church and the parish. Below is a list of frequently asked questions to help you. If you do not find what you are looking for, please contact Diane Klauber and she will connect you to the right person.
What is Baptism?
”Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as children of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: Baptism is a sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.” (Catechism 1213) Through baptism, we become part of the royal, priestly people of God, called to holy lives of prayer and service.
How Do I Get My Child Baptized?
Contact Diane Klauber, the parish secretary. She can help you to make an appointment with Father Alvin. When you meet with Father Alvin, he will help you fill out the necessary forms and you can arrange to attend baptismal preparation classes.
Where And When Do Baptisms Take Place?
Baptisms take place at St. Francis Solano Catholic Church, usually on Saturday mornings. The date and time will be set when you meet with Father Alvin.
How Far Ahead Do I Need To Plan?
Please call about two months before you desire your child to be baptized. This will allow time for the preparation classes and getting the date and time you desire. We welcome your call even prior to the birth of your child.