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Baptism not only purifies from all sins, but also makes the neophyte “a new creature,” an adopted son of God, who has become a “partaker of the divine nature,” member of Christ and coheir with him, and a temple of the Holy Spirit – CCC 1256

Baptism Application Form

Baptisms take place on the Third Sunday of the month at 9:00 AM (after the Spanish Mass) or 11:00 AM (after the English Mass)

These are the requirements for baptism:

  • Copy of child’s birth certificate
  • Suggested offering: $30
  • Letter of certificate of baptismal class for parent and godparents.

Parents and godparents need to take a baptismal class before the date of baptism. Class dates may vary so please call the office to confirm the date and to sign up.

These are the conditions to be a godparent:

  • practicing Catholics
  • confirmed
  • over 18 years old
  • single or married in the church

One godparent is enough. If there are two godparents, they must be male and female.

Though a non-Catholic Christian cannot be godparent, they can be a witness (provided there is also a Catholic godparent).

Please email or call us to register the baptism and confirm the baptismal date.

office@stpatrickpdx.org  (503)222-4086