The Sacrament of Baptism, Birth - 6 years
Those wishing to have their children – under the age of 7 years – baptized at St. Vincent de Paul Church must be registered parishioners prior to scheduling the baptism. Both parents must pre-register and attend the regularly scheduled classes on the first Tuesday of the month (please note: classes are NOT conducted in January, April, July or September). Classes typically run from 6:30-9:00 PM.
The cost of the classes – covering class and baptism materials – is $10.00 per attendee and must be paid at the time of registration. Registration is limited to 20 couples and closes on the Tuesday prior to the class. Registrations will not be taken on the evening of the class.
To register, please contact Paulette at
As space permits, non-parishioners may take the class, with a permission letter from their pastor, for a fee of $10 per attendee. Contact Paulette to inquire as to availability.
For those whose children are to be baptized at St. Vincent de Paul, the parish does not require godparents to attend the class, though they may do so if they desire. The fee for a godparent is $10 and pre-registration is required. Contact Paulette to inquire.
Since baptism is an incorporation into the Church, it is an ecclesial event, not a private family celebration. (Can. 860). Therefore, baptisms ordinarily take place in one’s parish church and,
if possible, during Mass so that the entire community participates in welcoming the newly baptized. Where this in not feasible, the baptism still should take place communally in the presence of as many of the community of the faithful as might be able to attend.
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‘private baptisms’ the Baptism ceremony takes place on the 2nd and 3rd Saturday of the month at 9:30 AM in English. Spanish Baptisms are on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 10:30 AM.
Parish RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
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Not a Catholic? Interested in joining the Catholic Church or have questions about the Catholic Faith?
Have a spouse, friend, family member or Fiancé that may be interested in becoming Catholic?
Formal Classes will begin in the Fall.
Contact Nick LaRocca – Director of Faith Formation at
or 713-663-3565 for more information.