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 pre-baptism class.

Please call the Parish Office to register for the class and for more information regarding the requirements and policies of baptism. Click here for our Baptism Preparation Packet.

All forms must be completed and submitted to register for one of our upcoming Baptism Preparation Classes that are normally held on the third Monday of the month at 7:00pm in Room 210/211.

Our upcoming schedule follows:

July 15, 2019
August 19, 2019
September 16, 2019
October 21, 2019
November 18, 2019
December 16, 2019



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. (1252)

Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2nd Edition