Infant Baptism

Pre-baptismal classes are intended to understand the responsibilities parents and Godparents will take on when baptizing their child.  The class we offer at St. Bernard is $10 per couple.  No registration or paperwork is required on the day of taking the class.

To baptize your child here at the parish, it is a $50 donation.  You must register one month prior to the baptism date.  Original birth certificate of the child and pre-baptismal class certificates (if completed), is required upon registration. Please bring these documents and donation to the office during business hours.

Please review the following requirements.


  • Child Must Be Under 7 Years of Age

        (If 7 or older, child must attend CCD) 

  • Only Parents or Legal Guardians can baptize the child

        (The child will be raised in parent’s faith)

  • If parents or Godparents attended a pre-baptismal class at another parish, they must provide the certificate or letter from that parish stating they attended the class.
  • Proof of taking the pre-baptismal class must be within a 2 year range.

       (If completed at St. Bernard, we will confirm with our records)

  • One parent must be Catholic in order to baptize their child as a Catholic. If parents are not Catholic, child cannot be baptized.
  • Parents cannot be a sponsor.


Click here to view class & baptism dates 


St. Bernard Church does not celebrate private baptisms. 

9647 East Beach Street, Bellflower, CA 90706  (562) 867-2337 phone  (562) 867-4863 fax

Copyright © 2019 St. Bernard Catholic Church. All Rights Reserved.
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU General Public License.