Baptism Preparation

To arrange for baptism, the parent(s) is/are required to meet with the Pastor. Appointments are scheduled usually for the first Tuesday of each month beginning at 7 P.M. Please contact the rectory at (626) 792-1343.

The parent(s) and the godparent(s) are required to take a Baptismal Class. ABVM Baptismal Classes are scheduled usually the first Thursday of each month from 7:30-8:30PM. Those interested should contact the rectory to sign-up for the class.
Baptismal ceremonies take place usually the fourth Sunday of each month at 1:30PM.

Please consider a saint’s name when naming your baby.



When selecting godparents for your child, please remember that the godparents provide a witness of faith to the child. Godparents must be baptized and confirmed, practicing Catholics over the age of 16. If married, the godparents must be married according to the precepts of the Church. Each child must have at least one Catholic godparent. They may also have a second godparent, or a Christian Witness, who is a member of another Christian church who has received valid baptism and is actively practicing Christian faith.