We are excited to welcome you (or your child) into the Body of Christ

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 of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: "Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word." 

- Catechism of the Catholic Church 1213

We hope that you and your family feel welcomed and make St Michael Catholic Church your spiritual home.



Baptism Process for all ages (infants - age 17)


1. Download the Baptism Packet (English or Spanish)

Read through everything carefully and complete the necessary forms and gather documents.

Please review this letter from Most Reverand Michael C. Barber, SJ, Bishop of Oakland regarding the requirements for Godparents

Policy for Sponsors/Godparents    Póliza para Padrino/Madrina  


2. Sign up for a Baptism Class

Call the parish office at 925-447-1585 or email


3. Make an appointment with a priest.

Book an in-person appointment with 

Fr Rafael or Fr Carl or Fr Gus

Bring your completed Baptism Packet and all certificates and documents with you to this meeting.


4. Schedule your or your child's baptism