Baptisms-NEW TEMPORARY SCHEDULE

Baptisms for Young Adults and Youth (7yrs and older): Contact Juan Rodriguez Jr. at (562) 988-6855 or see Rel Ed webpage here. Baptisms for Adults +18 or older, see RCIA webpage here.

For newborns to 6 yrs old:

THE BAPTISM TEAM
Jay & Razell Guevara
Bill & Nora Mueller
Gabriel Bonoan
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ARCHDIOCESE OF LOS ANGELES ONLINE PRE-BAPTISMAL CLASSES: Due to the pandemic, all pre-Baptism classes are offered online through the Archdiocese of Los Angeles website. Please click the link and complete the online course. Estimated time: 15-30 minutes. Once completed, it will automatically e-mail you a certificate of completion. Please print that or e-mail the pdf file to the Church, in which the Baptism will take place at. Click link below to take the online session now:

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BAPTISMAL CEREMONIES: Held every 4th Sunday of the month at 10:15am INSIDE the Church. (MASKS are highly encouraged) We are limiting the total of Children to be Baptized per month. Please e-mail to: church@stbarnabaslb.org our call our Parish Office at 562-424-8595 to secure your Baptism date. All paperwork must be turned in prior to the Baptism, or else it cannot take place. Times and location (inside or outside) are subject to change at any time, due to the uncertainty of the current pandemic.
>>> Download the Baptismal Forms/Paperwork that is needed to be turned in:

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DIRECT ONLINE PAYMENT TO CHURCH: To pay the Baptism Fee of ($100), you can do so directly thru our Faith Direct Online link below. (Or drop of payment/envelope to the Parish Office and/or mail slot.)
>>> Click link to pay via online:  https://membership.faithdirect.net/givenow/CA794/40449

Want to join our Baptism Team?
To ensure the growth of our Catholic Christian Faith and Tradition, this ministry conducts Pre-Baptismal Preparation with the goal of catechizing couples and preparing them for their child’s Baptism. The faith that is given to a child is a gift of God, and support through the Parents and the community.  Infant Baptism can only be significant if Parents, aided by Godparents, guide and expose the child to experience in faith the presence of the Holy Trinity as an important, alive and meaningful God in their life.
This ministry is seeking 1 to 2 more couples to join the Ministry.  Once a month one couple leads a weeknight baptism class (2nd Thursday of the month) for parents and godparents that is 90 minutes to 2 hours long.  Details on the sacrament of baptism and the ceremony are presented along with group discussions on specific ways the parents and godparents will support their child’s faith journey.   During the monthly baptism ceremony (4th Sunday of each month), a Baptism Team Member checks in the families, hands out baptismal certificates, and assists the celebrant with some of the readings and altar responsibilities such as lighting candles, assisting with the oil etc.  Months are rotated between the Team Members in the ministry with monthly time commitments of one to three hours.  Depending on the number of couples, each couple would volunteer between 3 to 6 months per year.
Maybe God is calling you to be a member of our team to help teach, inspire and prepare families so that their children can enter our Church and become members of the Body of Christ.