St. James the Apostle Catholic Church
907 W. Theo, San Antonio, Texas, 78225 | Phone: (210)922-2136 | Fax: (210)923-0940
Preparing for Baptism
Birth Certificate: Parents should submit a copy of their child's birth certificate to the Faith Formation office (a verified hospital certificate is acceptable).
Registration form: Fill out a registration form for each child being baptized. However, if the child has reached 5 years of age, the child should instead register for Religious Education classes before celebrating the Sacrament of Baptism. Please call the Religious Education office for more information on Religious Education classes at 210-922-2136.
Select Godparents. One Godparent is required but two are permitted. If Godparents are married, please submit a copy of the Godparents marriage certificate to the Office of Faith Formation. See Qualifications for Serving as a Catholic Godparent below.
Attend Baptism Preparation Class
Attend the Ceremony
Qualifications to Serve as a catholic Godparent
On occasion a family may choose a Godparent who is not able to be present at the ceremony. In such cases, parents can choose proxies to answer the parts of the godparents during the ceremony itself. On the baptismal record and on the Baptism certificate, the names of the Godparents will appear.