baptism© Conrad Schmitt Studios BaptismThis sacrament signifies the beginning of our life in the church, frees us from original sin, takes away any and all personal sins, and gives us the grace to live as Christians. We are reborn of the water and the Spirit and share in the life of the risen Jesus.  Baptism is the first of the three Sacraments of Initiation.

Preparation for Infants

Parents wishing to have their infant children (less than 6 years old) baptized at St. Juan Diego are required to attend a series of two classes prior to baptism. The classes are “Why Baptism: a Theological Background”/“Baptism, the Rite” and “Raising your Children Catholic”. The classes are held about 3 times a year, and are announced in the bulletin. You must be a registered parishioner for your child to be baptized.


R. C. I. A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and the Rite of Christian Initiation Adapted for Children 7-17 )

R.C.I.A., is an ongoing process designed to welcome, catechize and accept new members into the Catholic Church. The Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist) are celebrated at the Easter Vigil (the night before Easter Sunday). “I was a stranger and you welcomed Me.” Mt. 25:36.  RCIA candidates journey together with hundreds of others each year throughout the archdiocese who are becoming Catholic. For more information, visit our RCIA webpage.