​222 S. Hewitt Street   Los Angeles, CA 90012​   Tel: (213)626-2279    Email: Info@sfxcjcc.org

Japanese Catholic Center

​​​St. Francis Xavier Church

Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian Life, the gateway to life in the Spirit. And the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons and daughter  of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, No. 1213)

Baptism is a scared time in which a person is presented to the faith Community of St. Francis Xavier Chapel - Japanese Catholic Center and is welcomed and celebrated as a new life in the family of God.  Through Baptism the parents and or godparents make a commitment on behalf of the candidate to live a life rooted in the Catholic faith.  

  • If Candidate is under 7 years old, please submit a copy of the candidate's birth certificate.  
  •  At least one parent needs to be Catholic.  Please submit a copy of the parent(s) baptism and confirmation certificate.  
  •  Each candidate should have two sponsors, a godmother and a godfather.  A sponsor should be at least 16 years of age and a Catholic in good standing. Please submit a copy of  the sponsor's baptism and  confirmation certificates. 
  •  Attend a Pre-Baptism class for parents and sponsors. 

For more information on our celebrations of the sacrament, please call the rectory at (213) 626-2279 to schedule classes and baptism.