Parents must be members of St. James for at least 3 months or have their pastor’s
permission to have their child baptized at St. James. Parents must also attend our
Please call the Parish Office to register for the class and for more information
regarding the requirements and policies of baptism. After attending the class, parents
should call the Parish Office to reserve a date for the Baptism celebration.
Baptisms are celebrated on the first Saturday of each month at 10:00 am.
The practice of infant Baptism is an immemorial tradition of the Church. There is
explicit testimony to this practice from the second century on, and it is quite
possible that, from the beginning of the apostolic preaching, when whole "households"
received baptism, infants may also have been baptized.
Catechism of the Catholic Church,