22021 Gault Street
Canoga Park, CA 91303
(818) 592-2880

 
Baptism

Requirements for Baptism

1. The parent(s) of the child to be baptized must be registered parishioners of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church or live within parish boundaries/ Deanery 5.   If parents are not registered parishioners or live within parish boundaries/ Deanery 5, they must obtain the permission of their own Pastor as indicated on the Registration Form.

2. The Baptism Registration Form must be filled out in the Parish Center at least two weeks before the proposed date of baptism.
(Please call to confirm your desired date is available.)

  • Due to COVID-19, we are only allowing 2 people at a time in the office. For this reason we may ask you to please wait outside if you are registering in person.
  • Click on ⇒START REGISTRATION PROCESS to complete the online registration.  


3. Parent(s) must present the child's birth certificate when registering in person (or the unofficial copy from the hospital where the child was born IF the child is less than 6 months of age. This must contain the complete information on the parents and the newly-born child.)

  • A copy of the CHILD'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE MUST BE EMAILED TO COMPLETE the online-registration.
    • Please send a scanned copy of the child's birth certificate to receptionist@olvcp.org

4. On the baptism registration form, please make sure that the names of the godparents are spelled correctly.

5. Registration:  $60 (Donation will not be returned if baptism is canceled)

6. Child to be baptized must be under six (6) years of age.

7. The Parent(s) and the Godparent(s) must attend the Baptismal Preparation Course.
(Children are NOT allowed in the Baptism Preparation Class.)
The one time, Baptism Preparation Classes are held on Monday before the baptism date at
7:00 p.m. -  9:00 pm. in Room 1 (For English speaking)

  • Due to COVID-19, we are are asking for parents & Godparents to complete the Infant Baptism Online Course here
  • Please forward the certificate of the infant Baptism completion offered by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to: receptionist@olvcp.org

8.   Parents and Godparents must provide proof if they took the class in a different parish.

REQUIREMENTS FOR GODPARENTS

1. The Godmother and Godfather must be over 18 years of age.
2. The Godmother and Godfather must have received the sacraments of initiation: BAPTISM, FIRST COMMUNION, and CONFIRMATION.  The parish may ask for these certificates as proof that you have received these three sacraments.
3. If Godmother and Godfather are married to each other, they must be married in the Catholic Church.  The parish may ask for a copy of your church wedding certificate.
4. All Godparents must be active and practicing Catholics.  At the very minimum, they must be attending Mass in their own parish every Sunday.  The parish may ask that you get a letter from your own Pastor to indicate your involvement.
5. The Godmother and Godfather must both attend the Baptismal Preparation Class.

  • Due to COVID-19, we are are asking for parents & Godparents to complete the Infant Baptism Online Course here
  • Please forward the certificate of completion to: receptionist@olvcp.org

ENGLISH BAPTISMS ARE HELD EVERY 2ND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH AT 9:15A.M. 
SPANISH BAPTISMS ARE HELD  EVERY 1ST AND 3RD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH AT 9:15A.M.      


Please contact the Parish Center office if you need more information or if you have any questions (818) 592-2880

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM if you are doing an in person registration.

 
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