Baptismal Requirements
Baptisms for Infant to 8 yrs. are scheduled after following completed: (1) Registered and active parishioners for at least 1 year. (2) Attend Sunday Mass and live exemplary Christian lives as a model for the child to be baptized. (3) Parents attend a Baptism Preparation Seminar call parish to schedule your attendance. (4) Sponsors need to attend a Baptism class and have a letter from their parish stating they are active members, attended a Baptism classes and qualified to be godparents.
(5) Both classes must be completed one month prior to your baptismal date. (6) Classes must be taken consecutively.

Sponsors for Baptism and Confirmation
Sponsors for Baptism and Confirmation need to be at least 16 yrs. old.
They have received the sacraments of Baptism/ Confirmation/First Communion, and if married, in a Catholic marriage.
Married sponsors must provide a copy of their marriage certificate.

If you do not register in a parish and contribute regularly (no matter how small), they will not have a record of your attendance and cannot provide a letter. This is your responsibility. Baptisms are scheduled after all requirements are fulfilled and paperwork submitted.


From the Office of the Bishop

From the letter to Priests:

  • The Sacramental Life - The sacramental life of the Catholic church is San Diego and Imperial Counties as we know it has effectively ended as a communal, personal  experience. Mass cannot be celebrated publicly in any form or place.
  • The Great ritual moments of our liturgical life cannot be celebrated communally in coming weeks. The Easter sacraments usually  given to those participating in the RCIA will be Postponed to Pentecost. The Chrism Mass will be celebrated by the Bishops and the oils delivered to the deans' parish offices. Confirmation and First Communions will have to be rescheduled when the reality of this current crisis becomes clearer.
  • The diocese will live streaming Sunday and daily Mass celebrated in our pastoral center chapel, which will be available any time of the day. This can be accessed at
  • The diocese will provide streaming and recording of Holy Thursday Mass, the Good Friday liturgy, the Easter Vigil, and Easter Sunday Mass.

          Most Reverend Robert W. McElroy

          Bishop of San Diego

Decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary on granting of special indulgences to the faithful in the Current Pandemic 20.03.2020

​The gift of special Indulgences is granted to the faithful suffering from COVID-19 disease, commonly known as Coronavirus, as well as to health care workers, family members and all those who in any capacity, including through prayer, care for them.

This Apostolic Penitentary also willingly granta a Plenary Indulgence unda=4er the same conditions on the ocasion of the current world epidemic, also to those faithful who offer a visit to the Blessed Sacrament, or Eucharistic adoration, or reading the Holy Scriptures for at least half an hour, or the recitation of the Holy Rosary, or the pious exercise of the Way of the Cross, or the cecitation os the Chaplet of Divine Marcy, to implore from Almight God the end of the epidemic , relief fro those who are afflicted and eternal salvation for those whom the lord has called to Himself.