Baptism

Baptism is one of the sacraments of the Episcopal Church. It signifies full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into the Body of Christ and is a joyous occasion in our beautiful cathedral.

The cathedral administers the Sacrament of Holy Baptism on five feasts of the church year. The calendar dates of these feasts vary from year to year.

Infant and Child Baptism

Please use the online registration schedule your child’s baptism in 2019:

  • January 13: The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
  • April 28: The second Sunday of Easter
  • June 9: The Feast of Pentecost
  • August 11: Transfiguration Sunday
  • November 3: The Feast of All Saints

Because infants and children are too young to make vows for themselves, parents and sponsors (also known as godparents) make vows on their behalf. We will help you schedule the required preparation and rehearsal meeting. We have special age-appropriate materials for children who are old enough to speak for themselves (typically age four years and older).

Training for the parent(s) and godparent(s) occurs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the Saturday immediately preceding the Sunday baptism. Please note that training is required for parent(s) and is optional for godparents.

For infant and child baptism, please contact the Rev. Mary Carter Greene at maryg@gracecathedral.org or 415-749-6369.

Learn about our Children, Youth and Family Ministry.

Adult Baptism

We have ongoing opportunities to prepare adults to enter more fully into Christian life and faith. For adult baptism, please contact the Rev. Kristin Saylor, Director of Formation.

Registering Your Baptism

The Episcopal Church recognizes any baptism administered with water in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. You can be registered as a baptized member of Grace Cathedral if you have been baptized in a church other than the Episcopal Church. Please contact the Office of the Congregation, enclose a copy of your baptismal or confirmation certificate and asked to be registered. If you do not have a certificate, please provide the details of when, where and in what denomination you were baptized.

Contact Information

Telephone: (415) 749-6369

Email: congregation@gracecathedral.org

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