Sacrament of Baptism

Baptism of Children at St. Francis Xavier Church

Baptism Schedule – 2015 and 2016


On the dates listed below, there will be a communal Baptismal Service on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the main church. It is the full baptism liturgy with each family gathered at the font individually for the baptism itself. There is no common baptism during Lent.

Private baptisms are possible if you bring your own priest, or if one of the resident priests is free to preside. Please contact Fr. Peter. Note, however: “Baptism should not be celebrated more than once on the same day in the same church.” If apart from the common celebration several ask for baptism on a single day, those baptisms too must be done together even if a private baptism is sought.

Baptism Class is held for parents and sponsors usually on the first Saturday of the month at 10:30 am. Contact Dr. Luz Marina Diaz [] to make an appointment.

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.

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

Year 2015

Year 2016

January 17

February 14

March None

April 11

May 9

June 20

July 18

August 22

September 19

October 17

November 21

December 19

January 9

February 6

March  None

April 9

May 14

June 18

July 16

August  20

September 17

October 15

November 19

December 10

For more information please contact Fr. Peter Fink, S.J. [email: – Phone 212-627-2100 (211)] or Dr. Luz Marina Diaz [ – Phone: 212-627-2100 (207)]


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.

Please refer the RCIA page for complete details.