Baptism of Children at St. Francis Xavier Church
Baptism Schedule – September 2014 to December 2015
In September 2014 through December 2015, with the exception of the time of Lent, there will be a communal Baptismal Service on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the church on dates listed below. It is the full baptism liturgy.
For parishioners who regularly attend a particular Mass, it is possible to have your child baptized at that Mass in consultation with the Pastor or Associate Pastor.
Private baptisms are possible if you bring your own priest, or if one of the resident priests is free to preside. Contact Fr. Peter to arrange.
Please, fill out the Baptism Form indicating the baptism service date you select (see schedule below) and bring or send it to our offices along with a copy of your child or children’s birth certificate.
- Download the Baptism Information Form
Do you prefer to fill out online the Baptism Form? Online Baptism Information Form
Baptism classes are required for parents and godparents of children who will receive the sacrament of Baptism. The Baptism class at Xavier includes a reflection on Jesus’ Baptism, Baptism in the Bible, Baptism in the history of the Christian Church, RCIA and infant Baptism, original sin and grace, effects of Baptism, Baptismal rite and symbols, responsibilities of parents, sponsors and the faith community.
All persons wishing to attend this class are welcome. Classes are free and usually offered on the first Saturday of every month from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the Mary Chapel. When attending the class, please use the 55 West 15th Street entrance. The Mary Chapel is located on the second floor. Infants and children are welcome.
2014 Baptism Class Schedule
No Class in July
Baptisms Services 2014 (Saturdays at 10:30 am)
Baptisms Services 2015 (Saturdays at 10:30 am)
No Baptisms will be celebrated during Lent except in an emergency.
For adults, the Rite of Christian Initiation as Adults (RCIA) invites women and men to baptism in the Catholic Church, and all baptized Christians seeking confirmation and full communion as Catholics.