Important Notice · AVISO IMPORTANTE

In an effort to stay safe, baptisms have been modified in order to serve our community while meeting social distancing requirements to help to contain the spread of COVID-19. Please note that we are baptizing a maximum of 6 children per Mass, limited to 5 guests per family (parents, godparents, and child) to allow for social distancing. For families who are baptizing multiple children, the number of guests would only increment by the number of children being baptized, plus the godparents for each additional child (for example, if you are baptizing two children, the number of guests would increase to a maximum of 8 — 2 children, 4 godparents (2 per child), and parents).

If your baptism date was canceled during the quarantine, you are welcome to call the office to reschedule.


For new inquiries: Baptisms are done in groups, with a maximum of 6 children per service. We have pre-scheduled baptism dates throughout the year, in either English or Spanish.

Pre-registration is required at least two weeks prior to the desired date of baptism. Please download and complete the Baptismal Registration form and submit it to the office via email at secretary@saintanthonylongbeach.org. The form must be completed by one of the parents/legal guardians.

The secretary will call you to reserve a spot for your child’s baptism at an available date and time. We will also instruct you as to how to submit a copy of your child’s birth certificate, the pre-baptism class certificates, and the $60 donation. You are not officially registered for a baptism until the office confirms that your form has been received.


Once registered, parents and godparents are required to take a pre-baptismal class.

Parents and Godparents can take an online class and email the pdf certificate to secretary@saintanthonylongbeach.org.

Online Classes:
in English link — the password is LivingWater17
in Spanish link — the password is AguaViva17

If you have any questions, please contact the Parish Secretary by calling 562-590-9229 or via e-mail at secretary@saintanthonylongbeach.org.

Qualifications/Requirements for Godparents

Set forth by the universal church law:

  1. Practicing Catholics who attend Mass and receive Holy Communion regularly.
  2. At least 16 years old, Baptized and Confirmed
  3. If married, it must be in the Catholic Church (not civilly), or living as a single person (not cohabiting with partner).
  4. Not the parent of the child.
  5. Only one godparent is required, but only two are acceptable.
  6. A sponsor who is not Catholic is called a “Christian Witness.” This Witness must be a professed, practicing Christian.
  7. Godparent/Sponsor/Witness may be of either sex.
  8. Non-Christians may not be a Godparent/Sponsor and may not act as a Christian Witness. They are welcomed to the ceremony as Honored Guests.

Godparents and Sponsors must clearly understand the responsibility that they are undertaking a lifetime commitment to help this child to grow in the Catholic Faith, and must have the desire and intention to fulfill them.

Requirements:

  • Parents and Godparents are required to receive instruction prior to the day of the Baptism.
  • Godparents MUST be a fully initiated Catholic adult who serves as both a model and nurturer of the Christian life.
  • Parents or Legal Guardians are required to provide a copy of the Birth Certificate of the child at the time of registration and complete a registration form.
  • Donation to the Church is $60 at the time of registration.

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La Parroquia de San Antonio ofrece bautismos en grupo que se llevan acabo durante el año y por lo regular suceden los sábados a las 10:00am. Necesita registrarse DE ANTEMANO.

Llene la forma de arriba y la oficina le llamará apuntar a su hijo(a). Tendrá que proveer lo siguiente:

  • Acta de nacimiento del niño/a
  • IDs del papá y de la mamá
  • Donación de $60

Se le dará una lista de fechas disponibles para bautizar. Una vez registrados, los padres y padrinos deberán tomar a una clase prebautismal.

Cualificaciones/Requisitos para los Padrinos

Por las leyes de la Iglesia Católica, los padrinos tienen que ser:

  1. Católicos Practicantes quienes vayan a Misa y reciben la Sagrada Comunión regularmente.
  2. Por lo menos 16 años de edad, Bautizados y Confirmados.
  3. Si están casados, debe ser por la Iglesia Católica (no por la ley civil), or vivendo como una persona soltera (no cohabitando con su pareja).
  4. No puede ser uno de los padres del niño/a.
  5. Solamente una persona es requerida, pero se permiten dos solamente.
  6. Miembros de otras Iglesias Cristianas pueden ser “Testigos Cristianos,” pero no pueden ser padrinos.
  7. Padrinos/Testigos pueden ser de cualquier sexo.
  8. Personas que no son Cristianos pueden ser Invitados de Honor, pero no pueden ser ni Padrinos ni Testigos Cristianos.

Los Padrinos/Testigos deben claramente entender las responsabilidades y los mandamientos que se están comprometiendo a ayudar al niño/a a crecer en la Fe Católica, y tener el deseo y la intención de cumplirlos.

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INSTRUCCIÓN PREBAUTISMAL PARA PADRES Y PADRINOS  (un requisito)
Es un requisito que los padres y padrinos asistan a una instrucción sobre el Bautismo antes de la celebración.

Por ahorita, las clases prebautismales se han cancelado. Hay clases por internet disponibles:

en Inglés aquí — la clave es LivingWater17
en Español – aquí— la clave es AguaViva17

Requisitos:

  • Los padres y padrinos tendrán que tomar una instrucción antes del día del Bautismo.
  • Los padrinos deben ser adultos Católicos y participantes de la fe, que sirvan como modelos de la vida Cristiana.
  • Los Padres o Tutores Legales deberán proveer una copia del Acta de Nacimiento del niño al momento de registrarsea y llenar un formulario.
  • El honorario para la Iglesia es de $60 al momento de registrarse.

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