Baptism

Infant Baptisms

BaptismInfant baptisms are celebrated once each quarter during the 4:30PM Sunday Mass, and are open to the children of all registered, active, participating members of the Catholic Community at Stanford.

The Preparation process for first time parents includes a general session with all the new parents and new godparents held on the Saturday morning, a week before the baptisms. This meeting is held in the Common Room on the third floor of Old Union from 10:00-11:30AM. Parents who have already gone through baptism preparation for older children need to check in with Teresa as soon as they can with the necessary information of name of child, names of godparents, etc., but no later than two weeks before the baptisms. For more information contact Chaplain Teresa Pleins.

The dates for baptisms for the 2013-2014 academic year are as follows:

  • November 3, 2013 (prep October 26)
  • January 12, 2014 (prep January 4)
  • May 18, 2014 (prep May 10) - The maximum number of families that can be accommodated on this date has already been reached.
  • June 8, 2014 (prep May 31) - This date has been added to accommodate additional requests for baptism during Spring Quarter.

During summer 2014, baptisms will be celebrated on August 24.

Adult Baptisms

The RCIA program is used in the Roman Catholic Church to assist both those inquiring into the Catholic faith as well as those wanting to join it.