Baptism takes away original sin, all personal sins and all punishment due to sin. It makes the baptized person a participant in the divine life of the Trinity through sanctifying grace, the grace of justification which incorporates one into Christ and into his Church. It gives one a share in the priesthood of Christ and provides the basis for communion with all Christians. It bestows the theological virtues and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. A baptized person belongs forever to Christ. He is marked with the indelible seal of Christ (character).
-Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, 263
You have been blessed with a wonderful new life! We share in your joy! We look forward to having your child join the family of God through the sacrament of Baptism.
Infant baptisms (children up to age 7) are celebrated on the first and third Sundays of each month at 1:30 pm in the Mission Church. Baptismal dates may be selected once all documentation has been received by the parish office.
Parishioners of the Mission San Diego who wish to have their son or daughter baptized at the Mission: Please contact our receptionist, Naomi Gonsalves, at (619) 283-7319 or via email to update your parish registration and to learn how to begin the baptismal preparation process.
Non-parishioners of the Mission San Diego who wish to have their son or daughter baptized at the Mission: Please contact the pastor, Fr. Peter McGuine, via email for more information.
Baptism for Children of Catechetical Age
Parents who wish to have their son or daughter (age 7-17) baptized should contact our Director of Catechetical Ministry, Carol Gamara, at (619) 624-0900 or via email for more information on the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) process for children and teens. This process also includes formation for the sacraments of Penance, Confirmation and Eucharist.
Baptism of Adults
All those age 18 and above who wish to be inquire about preparation for the sacraments of Baptism, Penance, Confirmation and Eucharist through the RCIA process should contact Fr. Bill Springer at (619) 283-7319 or via email for more information.