The celebration of infant baptism has been the practice of the church for hundreds of years. Parents who wish to baptize their child do so freely and for the reason of raising their child as a Roman Catholic. It is important for parents to realize that they are the primary teachers of faith for their children. They form the domestic church and teach their children as role models for how to live out the gospel. We at St. Justin 's are here to nurture and support you in this endeavor.
Our Baptisms are scheduled during Masses on the second and fourth weekend of the month.
Parents will need to meet with one of the priests in order to complete the registration process. Please contact the Parish Office at 408-296-1193 extension 100 to schedule an appointment.
Upon completion of the interview, parents and godparents will sign up for a baptismal preparation class, offered the third Thursday of each month. At the class parents will select the actual baptismal date and Mass time.
Requirements for Godparents for Baptism
Godparents in a Catholic baptism need to have received the three Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, First Eucharist, and Confirmation and participate in the worship and life of the Catholic Church. (Canon 874)
All Godparents have to be at least the age of 16. When there are two Godparents, one has to be male and the other female. (Canon 873)
A parent can not be a godparent. (Canon 874)