Baptism at St. Patrick's Church
1. An appointment is required with Fr. Jeff Wilson
He meets with parents the first or third Friday of the month at 4:30 PM in the Conference Room or you can schedule an appointment due to work schedules
2. What you need to have when you meet with Fr. Jeff:
A. for parents who do not live in the Parish
- permission from your pastor to baptize at St. Patrick's Church
B. For the child to be baptized
- Birth Certificate
C. For the god-parents
- Your baptism certificate with notations
(notations: First Communion, Confirmation and Marriage)
3. Parents and god-parents need to attend a pre-Baptism Class.
This class is for adults only. Please do not bring your children to the class.
-English is first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Parish
-Spanish is first Monday of the month at 7:00 PM in Room 8
4. The complete Baptism Application needs to be returned to the parish office with a donation of $25.00.
5. English Baptisms are held on the first Saturday of the month at:
-11:00 AM in English
To Schedule an appointment or for questions call the Parish Office at
Bautismos en la iglesia de San Patricio
1. Necesita apuntar una cita con Pd. Jeff.
Hay una junta con el padre el primer y tercer viernes del mes a las 4:30 de la tarde en el salon de conferencias o si trabajan el puede apuntar una cita
2. Lo que necesita tener cuando viene hablar con el Padre Jeff:
A. Para los padres que no viven en la parroquia necesitan
- permiso de su iglesia para poder Bautizar aquí en la iglesia
de San Patricio
B. Para el niño/a que va a bautizar
- partido de Nacimiento
C. Para los padrinos
- su certificado de bautismo con notaciones (notaciones son
prueba de Primera Comunión, Confirmación, y Matrimonio)
3. Los padres y los padrinos tienen que completer una platica bautismal.
Esta platica es ofrecida el primer lunes del mes a las 7:00 de la noche en el salon 8. Esta clase es solamente para adultos. Favor de no traer sus niños.
4. Regresa la Aplicación completada a la oficina Parroquial con la ofrenda $25.00.
5. Los Bautismos en español son el segundo sábado del mes a las:
11:00 de la mañana en español
Para apuntar una cita o preguntas llama la oficina Parroquial a (209) 828-2133
What is Baptism?
The Sacrament of Baptism is the sacrament that begins our new life, our life in Christ. Baptism washes away original sin and, in the case of those who have reached the age of reason, particular sin. We are made a member of Christ’s body, the Church. We are filled with sanctifying grace. We receive the theological virtues of faith, hope and charity, as well as the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Baptism is celebrated by pouring holy water or immersing one in the Baptismal Font. And the celebrant recites the words, "I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit." This is called the Trinitarian baptismal formula. The one receiving the sacrament is immersed or water is poured three times – once as the celebrant says, "in the name of the Father," once as he says, "and of the Son," and again when he says, "and of the Holy Spirit." The celebrant or minister of Baptism is usually a bishop, priest or deacon. In an emergency, however, anyone can baptize as long as the intention is to do the will of the church and the Trinitarian formula and water are used.
Baptism is not only the first of the seven sacraments; it is also the basic sacrament. How? Unless a person is baptized, none of the other six sacraments can be received. Only a baptized person can be confirmed. Only a baptized person can receive absolution in the Sacrament of Confession. Only a baptized person can receive the Sacrament of Matrimony. Only a baptized man can be validly ordained a priest.
Baptism first gives a person the supernatural life, whereas the other sacraments provide for the restoration, or growth, or healing, or communication of the supernatural life. As we shall see, the moment we are conceived in our mother’s womb, we receive the principle of the natural life of our body, called the soul. When we are baptized, our soul receives its principle of the supernatural life. The foundation of supernatural existence is conferred by the Sacrament of Baptism.
Baptism clearly shows what the Catholic Church understands by the sacraments. They actually give, cause if you will, the grace which they signify. There need be no deliberate contribution from a newborn child. The sacrament itself confers grace from God just because the infant is baptized.