“I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” Amen.

– Trinitarian Formula

Baptism Registration Information

English baptisms are on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m.
Spanish baptisms on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 12:00 p.m.
Please contact the office to schedule.

Bautizos en inglés el tercer sábado del mes a las 10:00 a.m.
Bautizos en español el tercer sábado del mes a las 12:00 p.m.
Por favor, póngase en contacto con la oficina para programar.


For more information on baptismal requirements and registration email Rosa Thorpe at saintpatrickcathedralorf@gmail.com

Baptismal Symbols


Water – The waters of baptism recall Jesus’ own baptism by John the Baptist in the river Jordan. Water is a symbol of cleansing and renewal as we begin a new life in Christ. We are washed clean of sin.

Oil – At baptism we are anointed into the life of Christ as “priest, prophet and king.” A cross is traced on the candidate’s forehead as a reminder that we are inheritors of the Kingdom of God.

Light – The baptismal candle is lit from the Paschal or Easter candle that stands in the church as a sign of Christ’s light in the world. At baptism, we receive the light of Christ and are called forth to share this light with the world.

White garment – The white garment that is placed upon us at baptism is a symbol of Christ’s victory over death and his glorious resurrection. Likewise, the white garment or pall that is placed over the coffin at the time of death recalls our baptismal promises and reminds us that we are destined for eternal life.