The Sacrament of Baptism

Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission…” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1213).

Because of original sin, we are born without grace in our souls, so there is no way for us to have fellowship with God. Jesus became man to bring us into union with his Father. He said no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is first born of “water and the Spirit” (John 3:5) – this refers to baptism.

Through baptism we are born again, but this time on a spiritual level instead of a physical level. We are washed in the bath of rebirth (Titus 3:5).

Baptism at St. Hugh Catholic Church

Baptismal Preparation

Parents and godparents whose children are to be baptized must attend a Baptismal class to reflect on the responsibilities they undertake when baptizing their children.

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Baptism Guidelines

We welcome you as family of the St. Hugh Catholic Church. Baptism is a Sacrament of Initiation and should be celebrated in the parish where the parents of the child worship. Only registered parishioners of St. Hugh should be baptized at St. Hugh.

Baptism is a communal celebration. The child is being joined to our parish community, the Body of Christ. Our community pledges to assist your child along his/her journey of Christian Faith.

Baptisms are celebrated at 11:00 a.m., in English, the first Saturday of every month, and in Spanish the second Saturday of every month.

To register a baby for Baptism at St. Hugh, please provide the following:

Proof that parents are active parishioners at St. Hugh.

Birth certificate of the child.

Sponsor certificates for godparents stating they are practicing Catholics, are at least 18 years of age, and at least one of them has been confirmed into the church and practice their faith.

Donations are welcomed when reserving date.

If one parent belongs to another religion or will be absent at the baptism, a notarized letter giving the parish authority to baptize the child.

Parents and Godparents must attend catechesis on the Sacrament of Baptism.

To request a copy of a Baptismal Certificate for any Baptism celebrated at St. Hugh Catholic Church, please contact the Church Office or email