Congratulations! We are very happy for you and your baby.  A new child brings hope for a brighter future for the family and world.  As parents, you have a major role in bringing this hope to reality by helping your child become the person God planned her/him to be.  But you are not alone.  The whole Catholic community shares in this responsibility and is called by God to help you.

Baptism is the first of three sacraments of Christian Initiation through which we become full members of Christ’s body, the Church.  In Baptism the seed of faith is planted, we become the temple of the Blessed Trinity and members of the Church, and are freed from the power of original and personal sin.  In Confirmation we receive special gifts from the Holy Spirit, which strengthen us to be true witnesses of Christ in the world.  In Holy Communion we receive Christ himself so that we may have eternal life and may show forth the unity of God’s people.  Baptism is therefore only the beginning of a life of commitment by the parents and child to be formed by God in union with the Church.  We at St. Rose Church welcome the opportunity to help you grow closer to God as you prepare for this baptism.

English Baptisms are held on Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

Parents and Godparents must take a baptism class prior to scheduling the date of the baptism. You may take it our church or any other catholic church as long as you bring in proof of attendance.

English Classes are held 6 times a year

Every other month of the first Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Classes left in 2019: December 4th

Classes for 2020: February 5th, April 1st, June 3rd, August 5th, October 7th, December 2nd

Must per-register for the class in the parish office. You must bring in the baby's birth certificate and an $80 donation at the moment of registration.


(707) 542-6448

FAX (888) 509-1136

398 10th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401, USA

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