Sacrament of Baptism

St. Francis Xavier Parish is always happy to welcome new members into the Roman Catholic Church, and, if possible, into our own parish community. To those seeking to be baptized into the Roman Catholic Church, welcome!

If you would like to have your child or children baptized, we offer a packet of information to provide an understanding of the sacrament of baptism and the procedure we ask you to follow.

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 birth certificate.

Do you prefer to fill out online the Baptism Form? Online Baptism Information Form


Baptism Class

Parents and godparents must attend a class.  We offer baptismal classes the first Saturday of every month from 10:30 am to 11:45 am in the West Room. When attending classes, use the 55 West 15th Street entrance.  The West Room is located in the second floor at the left side of the elevator.  Babies are welcome to attend the classes!


Baptism Schedule –

With the exception of the time of Lent, there will be a Baptismal Service on Saturday morning, on dates listed below, at 10:30 a.m. in the church.  It is the full baptism liturgy.

For parishioners, we will also celebrate baptisms during Mass, either at 11:30 or 9:00 according to the following schedule.

Baptism Class is held for parents and sponsors on the first Saturday of most months at 10:30 am.  If you have question about classes, please contact Luz Marina Diaz [lmdiaz@sfxavier.org]. You do not have to register to attend the class, just show up. Saturday December 7th: No Class

      Baptism Services 2013 – 2014

                        Saturday                            Sunday Mass

                                                                (Parishioners only)

No Baptisms will be celebrated during Lent except in an emergency.

April                 26       10:30 am                  27 at the 11:30 Mass

May                 17         10:30 am                 —————————-

June                14          10:30 am                15 at the 11:30 Mass

July                 12          10:30 am                 —————————-

Please contact Fr. Peter [212-627-2100 ext. 211; pfink@sfxavier.org] or Dr. Luz Marina Diaz  [ext. 207; lmdiaz@sfxavier.org],  giving your name, telephone and e-mail address.  Thank you.

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.