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.

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

Baptism Preparation Classes are normally held on the third Monday of the month at 7:00 pm in Room 210/211. All forms must be completed and submitted and sponsor information must be verified in order to schedule a baptism celebration.

Our upcoming schedule follows:

July - Cancelled
August - Cancelled
September 21
October 19
November 16
December 21









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