As the foundational Christian sacrament, baptism gives people a share in the life and mission of Jesus Christ.  The baptized no longer belong to themselves, but to God.  It is the first step in a life-long journey of discipleship—following and obeying Jesus Christ.


Adults who are not baptized may prepare for this sacrament of Initiation into the Catholic Church through the Rite of Christain Initiation of Adults program. More about RCIA.

Families prepare together for the baptism of infants and toddlers.  Parents are encouraged to begin the preparation process before their child is born. Baptism celebrations are usually held on scheduled Sundays at 12:30 PM For infants to children under 7 years of age parents should be Catholics in good standing and have made Santa Sophia Catholic Church their primary parish community. Children of catechetical age (7 and up) may have other methods of preparing for Baptism through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Children. Email  or call the Catechetical Ministry Office (619)463-6011 for more information about the full process to schedule a Baptism. More about RCIC

Sponsors and Godparents must be Catholics in good standing.  Applicants must meet with our priest or with their parish priest to review their own formation and the responsibility that they share for the baptized. Learn more