Baptism is the first step in the faith life of your child and we are excited to be a part of their journey. The community of St. Gabriel sees the contact we have with families as one of the most meaningful relationships in our parish. The fact that you are bringing your child to belong to the community of faith is a testament to your own trust and faith and your love for your child.

Here at St. Gabriel's, the Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated at scheduled dates throughout the year by our pastor, or if he is not available, a deacon. There is a cap of 10 children for baptism on a Saturday date and four on a Sunday date. We cannot accommodate dates chosen by parents due to the number of baptisms we celebrate. We do not hold baptism during Advent or Lent. Only in the case of medical emergency of the child or an emergency of parents or child's siblings (i.e. deployment, serious illness) can we consider alternate dates and the date chosen is at the discretion of the pastor or deacon who will preside at the Rite. 

To Receive the Sacrament of Baptism

  1. Child must be six-year-old or younger (if older – see RCIA program information CLICK HERE)
  2. Household need to attend mass regularly
  3. Parents need to be registered in the parish.  Visit our Newcomer's information here.
  4. Parents need to attend the baptism preparation session before child is baptized.
  5. For selection of godparents a godparent form needs to be completed by each Catholic Godparent. The form will be emailed to you upon completion of form below, but you can also download the form: CLICK HERE. 
  6. NEW All Catholic Godparents need to attend the baptism preparation session before their godchild is baptized. Have them complete this form to register for their class. 

    Congratulations Godparents!

    Congratulations! You have been chosen to serve as a godparent, a duty crucial to the vitality of the Church. Your very life has evangelized others, growing their faith in the truth of Jesus Christ. Thank you for your commitment and witness to the Church.

    This is the beginning of an exciting, life-long mentorship, walking alongside another person on their journey of faith. The baptism preparation class with help prepare you to undertake this sacred responsibility. Please select a class option below that works best for you.

    The class must be completed before the date of baptism for your godchild.


Our baptism preparation program features the Video Series: "Belonging" by Ascension Press. These videos offer wonderful insight into raising your child in the faith and in growing in your relationship with the Lord and the Church. Classes are held in the parish nursery and children are welcome.

Baptism Classes are held on Saturday mornings from 9 am to 12 noon on May 18 or Aug. 3. The fee for the class is $60 and due on or before the class date.

Baptisms are scheduled for the following dates and times: Sat. June 15, 10 a.m. and Sun. Aug. 17, 10 a.m.

Baptism Registration Form

Please complete the form below to begin the process.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Lisa Gorton at lisa.gorton@saintgabriel.org or call 804-639-6712.


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