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Baptism

The first sacrament of the Church is Baptism, which removes the guilt and effects of Original Sin and incorporates the baptized into the Church, the Mystical Body of Christ on earth.

Infants and Children Younger Than 7 Years of Age

Contact: Deacon Bob Beiner | (760) 753-6254 | deacon@saintjohnencinitas.org

Congratulations on your decision to have your child baptized in the Catholic Faith! We are eager to welcome your little one! Baptism classes are required for all parents and godparents. This class instructs parents and godparents on the meaning of Baptism, the responsibilities of raising the child in the practice of the Catholic faith, important practical advice for living the faith at home, as well as information on the actual Baptism ceremony. Classes are usually held on the first two Wednesdays of the month from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.


Children Older Than 7 Years of Age

Contact: Ann McGinnis | (760) 436-0664 | religioused@saintjohnencinitas.org

Baptisms for children over 7 years of age are coordinated through the Religious Education office. Please contact them for more information on how to arrange for your child to be baptized.


Adults

Contact: Liz Beiner | (760) 753-6254 | admin@saintjohnencinitas.org

Adults who wish to become members of the Catholic Faith do so through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). This program serves to welcome, inform, love, catechize, and sacramentalize those adults drawn to the Catholic Faith and leads to full membership in our Church. The process takes a number of months to complete and includes attendance at Sunday Mass and a weekly RCIA meeting.