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.
November 6th, 2021 11am in Spanish (at the Church)
November 8th, 2021 7pm in English (at the home of Deacon Dennis)
PLEASE REGISTER BEFORE ATTENDING CLASS
R.C.I.A (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)
and Rite of Christian Initiation Adapted for Children (ages 7-17)
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 9-12).
For children grades 2-5 click here
For middle school teens grades 6-8 click here
For High school teens grades 9-12 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)
Our Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) classes begin on Tuesday October 19th, 2021 at 7pm. Classes will be on Tuesday evenings, and will focus on the experience of God’s love within the Church, and prepare individuals to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist at Easter. You are welcome to participate in the process with your questions, your insights, and your faith story.
For more information, or to sign up, please email Carrie Keeler.
For more information contact the Parish Office cell at 503.880.3337
Learn more about what RCIA is at the USCCB website