Infants and Young Children
Baptism is the first sacrament of Christian initiation.
Parents of infants/young children are asked to contact the parish to set a time to speak to Fr. Art Yabes at 408-245-5554, about the baptism of your child/children.
Fill out a baptism registration form. This can be done by using the online Baptism Registration Form.
Parents and godparents are required to register for and attend a baptism session/class. Registration can be done through our parish secretary at 408-245-5554. The baptism session/class is valid for one year.
Godparents are required to be present at the celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism.
Set up a conference with one of the priests of the parish to begin the paperwork and the rest of the marriage preparation. The date and time of the wedding will be reserved by the priest, but not finalized until the couple has completed the marriage preparation requirements.
The priests who serve our parish full-time are:
Fr. Art Yabes at email@example.com | 408-245-5554
Anointing of the Sick
The anointing of the sick with the Oil of the Sick and prayers for healing is celebrated with those who are seriously ill, preparing for surgery, or frail and elderly.
In case of an urgent need for the Sacrament of Anointing of Sick, call 650-447-5086.
This sacrament includes three orders: bishop, priest, and deacon. In the phrase "holy orders", the word "holy" simply means "set apart for some purpose." The word "order" designates a hierarchy, and ordination means incorporation into an order. In context, it is a group with a hierarchical structure that is set apart for ministry in the Church.
Deacons receive faculties to preach, to perform baptisms, and to witness marriages. They may assist at services where Holy Communion is given, such as the Mass, and they are considered the ordinary dispenser of the Precious Blood (the wine) when Communion is given in both types and a deacon is present, but they may not celebrate the Mass. They may officiate at a funeral service not involving a Mass, including a visitation (wake) or the graveside service at burial. There are two types of deacon: permanent and transitional.
A transitional deacon is a man who will be ordained to the priesthood after a period of time. Priests are able to preach, perform baptisms, witness marriages, hear confessions and give absolution, anoint the sick, and celebrate the Eucharist or the Mass. Some priests are later chosen to be bishops; bishops may ordain priests, deacons, and bishops.
For more information, please call the Vocations Office at (408) 983-0100.
For other sacraments: First Communion, First Confession, Confirmation, and RCIA please click here