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 four Sundays each year: at the Second Sunday of Easter, the Feast of All Saints in the fall, the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord after Christmas and the Feast of Pentecost in late spring.
Infant and Child Baptism
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.)
For infant and child baptism, please contact the Rev. Mary Carter Greene by at email@example.com or 415-749-6369.
Training for the parent(s) and godparent(s) occurs from 9 am – 12 pm on the Saturday immediately preceding the Sunday baptism. Please note that training is required for parent(s) and is optional for godparents.
Please use the online registration to reserve a place for the next baptism dates on:
- Nov. 4, All Saints
- January 13, Baptism of the Lord
- April 28, second Sunday of Easter
- June 9, Pentecost
Learn about our Children, Youth and Family Ministry.
We have ongoing opportunities to prepare adults to enter more fully into the Christian experience. For adult baptism, please email the Rev. Canon Mark Stanger.
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.