please contact  Jane Dreyer, Pastor's Assistant, for information about baptisms. 

Para mayor información en español, llamar a la oficina al 704-364-5431
de Lunes a Viernes de 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.

Welcome to God's family!  The sacrament of baptism ushers us into the divine life, cleanses us from sin, and initiates us as members of the Christian community. It is the foundation for the sacramental life.  

Requirements for Baptism at St. Gabriel

Approval from your pastor is required to have your child baptized at St Gabriel Catholic Church.

All godparents must present a letter from their pastor stating they are actively practicing the Catholic Faith.  No non-Catholic can be a godparent for the Sacrament of Baptism.

Infant Baptism 

To have a child baptized at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, parents must meet the requirements above and 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 designed for first-time parents who have not had another child baptized.  
  • 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 are required to attend this class.  Advance registration for the Spanish baptism and the baptism class is required, in person, at the front desk on the 3rd floor of the Ministry Center, where you will be given information on the upcoming class and baptism dates.  Please register for the baptism class 6 to 8 weeks in advance of your desired baptism date.  In addition, please bring a copy of your child's birth certificate.  

Baptisms are scheduled on Saturdays at 12:00 pm Noon.  

Baptism of Older Children 

  • Children under the age of 7 can be baptized at the request of parents (please see requirements above).
  • Children over the age of 7 must attend 2 years of Faith Formation classes prior to the baptism. 

Children must be baptized prior to receiving 1st Reconciliation and 1st Eucharist.

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 Dr. David Glasow, our Director of Evangelization, by email.  See more information about adult baptism on our RCIA - Becoming Catholic webpage.


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