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 designed for first-time parents who have not had another child baptized.  Please register for the class through Mary Lawler by email or at 704-362-5047, ext. 204.
  • Note that you are not required to become a parishioner at St. Gabriel to have your child(ren) 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.  Office hours are 8:30am - 4:00pm, Monday-Friday.  Note that you are not required to become a parishioner at St. Gabriel Catholic Church to have your child(ren) baptized.   

Baptisms are scheduled on Saturdays at 12:00 pm Noon and on Sundays at 1:45 pm.  

Baptism of Older Children 

  • Children under the age of 7 can be baptized at the request of parents.
  • 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 Director of Religious Education, Susan Krasniewski, by email or at 704-362-5047 ext. 210.  See more information about adult baptism on our RCIA - Becoming Catholic webpage.


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