Baptisms at St. Gabriel

Congratulations!  Baptism is a beautiful sacrament celebrating new life in God's family.  We offer classes to assist with the baptismal process and look forward to hearing from you soon to schedule your or your child's baptism.

Infant Baptism 

To have a child baptized at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, parents must attend a baptism preparation class.

  • Baptism classes are held, in English, on the second Saturday of the month, at 10:00 am in the Chapel.  This class is for first-time parents who have not had another child baptized.  Advance registration is required thorugh Mary Lawler at 704-362-5047, ext. 204 or
  • Baptism classes are held in Spanish, on the second Sunday of the month, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm in the Ministry Center.  Parents and godparents attend this class.  Registration is not needed.  Please bring a copy of the baby's birth certificate.

Baptisms are scheduled on Saturdays at 12:00 pm Noon and on Sundays at 1:45 pm.  Contact Mary Lawler at 704-362-5047, ext. 204 or with questions.

Baptism of Older Children 

Children must be baptized prior to receiving 1st Reconciliation and 1st Eucharist. If you have a child who is 7 years old or older and has not yet been baptized, please call Mary Lawler at 704-362-5047, ext. 204, to discuss what steps you need to take in order to have your child receive baptism.

Adult Baptism 

The Catholic Church traditionally recognizes all baptisms performed by other Christian denominations. Unbaptized adults who wish to receive the sacrament of baptism at St. Gabriel Catholic Church should contact Director of Religious Education Susan Krasniewski at 704-362-5047 ext. 210 or skrasniewski@stgabrielchurch. More information about adult baptism on our RCIA - Becoming Catholic webpage.


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