Sacrament of Baptism

Catholic Parents may request the Sacrament of Baptism for their child. Baptisms are celebrated at the Cathedral Basilica for registered and regularly participating members of our parish community on the first Sunday of each month during our regularly scheduled Lord’s Day Masses (Saturday 5:00 p.m.; Sunday 9:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m.). Parents are invited to complete the application below and submit it to the parish office. An appointment will then be arranged to meet the Rector to establish the date for the celebration and any necessary preparation.  Please do not make arrangements for receptions or gatherings until a date for Baptism has been established with the Rector.

Baptism should be celebrated in the proper Parish of the parents of the child to be baptized.  We cannot always accommodate requests for the Sacrament of Baptism from outside our Parish.

Adults who seek the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist are invited to contact the parish office for information about the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).

Baptism Celebration Request form 


Baptism Celebration & Preparation Dates 2019

Parents who are celebrating the baptism of their first child are asked to attend a Baptism Preparation Session prior to the celebration.


Baptism Preparation is required for parents celebrating the Baptism of their first child.  The meeting takes place in McNally Hall and begins at 7:00 p.m. on the following dates.

Typically, Baptisms are celebrated during Mass.
JUNE Thursday, May 30 Sunday, June 2
JULY Thursday, June 27 Sunday, July 7
AUGUST Thursday, June 27 Sunday, August 4
SEPTEMBER Thursday, September 5 Sunday, September 8
OCTOBER Thursday, October 3 Sunday, October 6
NOVEMBER Thursday, November 7 Sunday, November 10
DECEMBER Thursday, December 5 Sunday, December 8