Due to COVID-19 we have temporary requirement changes until further notice. Thank you.
Infant baptisms have an age limit of up to 6 years of age, 7 years and above must attend the Religious Education Program to receive their Baptism. Please refer to The Religious Education Program. Failure to turn in all required documents and offerings will risk having the Baptism postponed.
A parent of the child being baptized must live within the boundaries of St. Basil’s Church, unless they have been registered in our parish for at least one year. If a parent does not reside within the boundaries, then he or she is required to present a permission letter from their parish of residence or registration.
At least one Godparent must be a practicing Catholic and the other a Christian witness. Catholic godparent(s) must be baptized and both must provide a Baptismal Certificate. Please make sure that when filling out the form all information are completely filled and spelling are correct, no additional certificates will be issued.
When obtaining a baptismal date, a parent must submit all requirements to the staff at the Rectory Office at least a month before the date of the Pre-Baptismal class. A Pre-Baptismal class will be reserved first and no Baptismal date will be reserved until all parents and godparents have attended the class, submitted the Certificate of Completion and the offering for the Baptism.
Pre-baptismal class is online that is free, so please visit https://lacatholics.org/baptism/. Print out the Certificate after completing the class to submit to the office.
We have Sunday Baptisms and Private Saturday Baptisms in English and Spanish. Sunday Baptisms for English are scheduled on the 3rd Sunday of the month and the Spanish on the 4th Sunday of the month. We generally allow only 2 children for each Baptism rite. Private Saturday Baptisms can be scheduled any Saturday depending on the availability. Reservation for the Baptismal date is completed only upon receipt of the offerings and all documents.
Please provide all required documents/offering before coming in to reserve, no exceptions. A Pre-Baptismal Class date will be reserved before a Baptism date.
Parents' proof of residence (Drivers's License and Utility Bill)
Original Birth Certificate or Hospital Record of child
Permission Letter from parents' parish of residence (if parents live outside of parish boundaries)
Godfather's original Baptismal Certificate
Copy of Godfather's Driver's License
Godmother's original Baptismal Certificate
Copy of Godmother's Driver's License
$50.00 for a Sunday Baptism or $100 for a Private Baptism