Baptism

Welcome to Good Shepherd Catholic Church. We are delighted to congratulate you on this happy occasion of your child’s baptism. The Sacrament of Baptism initiates your child into the Faith Community of Good Shepherd, and we invite you to worship with us as a family on a regular basis. We encourage all families to get involved in the spiritual life of the parish. 

For children ages seven and under, parents are required to take the baptism class.  Children eight years old and older must be enrolled in our religious education program (CFF).  More information about CFF.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, our monthly in person baptism class is suspended until further notice.  However, we do offer an online baptism class through Agape Ministries for the parents and godparents to complete together.  At the completion of the online instruction, a certificate will be emailed to you.  At that time, you can complete the Baptismal Certificate Information Form and email it to gsccoffice@frontier.com.  Once we receive the certificate of completion for the baptism class and the baptism certificate information form, we can schedule your child's baptism.

Online Baptism Preparation Class

If you are a godparent who needs to take a baptism class, please contact us at the number/email below.

Baptisms are on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at 10:00 am. These are group baptisms limited to 5 children with each family able to invite a total of 20 guests including the godparents and child.  Masks must be worn inside the church by all guests. 

You may contact the office at (916) 684-5722 or email Monica Goodale, our Baptism Coordinator, at gsccoffice@frontier.com if you have any additional questions.

 

Click here to view/print the Baptism Welcome Letter.

Click here to view/print the Baptismal Certificate Information Form.

Click here to view/print the Godparents' Information Sheet.

Click here to view/print the Godparent Verification Form.