Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: "Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word."
- From the Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1213
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 Baptism Prep class. These classes are held about 4 times a year, and are announced in the bulletin. Godparents should also attend these preparation classes.
Sunday, March 24th at 11:30am in Spanish at the Church
Monday, April 1st at 7:00 pm in English at the church.
PLEASE BRING REGISTRATION FORM TO CLASS.
Order of Christian Initiation Adapted for Children (ages 7-17)
and O.C.I.A (Order of Christian Initiation for Adults)
For Children/Teens ages 7-17:
For any children/teens needing baptism over the age of 7, they will also prepare for the additional Sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation - receiving all 3 Sacraments of Initiation at Easter Vigil (Saturday Vigil Mass the day before Easter Sunday - typically around 8pm) This preparation will be done in the context of their appropriate aged ministries - Faith Formation, Middle School Ministry and/or Confirmation Prep (grades 7-12).
For children grades 2-5 click here
For teens grades 6-12 click here
For Adults ages 18+:
For any adult interested in being baptized in the church can contact the parish office for program details. Adults preparing for Baptism would prepare to receive all 3 Sacraments of Initiation at Easter Vigil (Saturday Vigil Mass the day before Easter Sunday - typically around 8pm).
For anybody who is interested in becoming Catholic, and also for those who are coming back to their Catholic roots, our OCIA classes are beginning on Tuesday September 12th. If you have not been baptized, or if for whatever reason you never did your first communion, or if you were baptized in some other Christian faith but might be interested in becoming Catholic, then these classes are for you. Please contact Michael or Lisa Ferry for more information.
For more information contact the Parish Office cell at 503.880.3337
Learn more about what RCIA is at the USCCB website