For Catholics, the Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. The Sacrament of Baptism welcomes a newborn into the Catholic Church. Baptisms are scheduled on most Sundays at 1:30 pm during the Winter Schedule and 12:30 pm during the Summer Schedule. Arrangements for Infant Baptism must be made in advance by calling the Rectory Office at 215-561-1313.
If you are not a member of the Cathedral Basilica parish, you need to obtain a letter of permission from your parish church acknowledging that your child is to be baptized here.
The Church requirements for Roman Catholic Godparents are:
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) begins each September. It is for adults who have never been baptized, were baptized in another Christian religion and now wish to explore becoming Catholic, and for those who were baptized Catholic but never made their First Communion and Confirmation. Anyone who is interested should call the Rectory Office at 215-561-1313.