Serving the Hancock Park and

Hollywood Communities since 1917

Baptism is the sacrament received before all others. It is the sacrament by which we become members of the Church, the Body of Christ, and share in Christ’s priesthood. Baptism is received only once, its indelible mark of the Holy Spirit inviting us to share in the grace, the divine life, and the mission of the Church

Baptismal Preparation (for infants)

Parents desiring to baptize a child are encouraged to make arrangements as soon as the child is born. Parents and sponsors or Godparents are required to attend a pre-baptismal class to explain the sacrament of Baptism and the important role parents and godparents play in this sacrament and in the child’s spiritual life.


Baptismal Schedule (by appointment only):

Baptism (Spanish):  Second Sunday of the Month at 2:00 pm; Baptismal Class (Spanish) First Monday at 7:30 pm

Baptism (English):  Third Sunday of the Month at 2:00 pm; Baptismal Class (English) Second Monday at 7:30 pm

Additional Information

Please note that no Baptisms will be held during the season of Lent, between Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Please contact the Parish Office to check for availability or to make arrangements (323) 465-7605.

Baptismal Preparation (for Adults)

If you want to learn more about the Catholic Church, prepare for initiation into the Catholic Church through Baptism, or receive First Communion as an adult, RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is the process to initiate. Please contact Sister Alicia at the Religious Education Office for additional information.