We the people of God at Epiphany Cathedral, are empowered by thr Holy Spirit at Baptism to be the Hearts and Hands of Christ



BaptismBaptism is the first Sacrament of Initiation in the Catholic Church, the foundation of our life in Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. Baptism bestows God’s grace on a person, frees the recipient from Original and Personal Sin, and makes the person a member of the Body of Christ, the Church.

Parents who wish to have their infant baptized 

  • If you are a member of Epiphany Parish, must meet with a deacon, and must attend one Baptism class (typically on the first Tuesday of the month) prior to setting a date for the Sacrament of Baptism.
  • If not members of Epiphany Cathedral Parish, permission from their home parish's pastor must be sent in writing to Fr. Jack Costello, our rector, before scheduling attendance at class or scheduling a date for reception of the Sacrament of Baptism.
  • Provide copy of Birth Certificate.
  • Fill out the Baptismal Registration Form

Sponsors/Godparents requirements:must be one man and one woman, at least 16 year of age.

  • at least one is to be a practicing Catholic, and have received all three Sacraments of Initiation, Baptism, Holy Communion, and Confirmation.
  • the second person may be a Christian Witness (baptized Christian of another denomination).
  • Fill in the Sponsor Form.

Date of Baptism:
Infant baptisms are typically celebrated at 12:30 on any Sunday, after attending Baptism class and scheduling with a priest or deacon.
On occasion, and with permission, the Sacrament of Baptism may also be celebrated on the third Sunday of the month, during the 9:00 am Mass, also with permission of a priest or deacon at least one month in advance.

Call the Parish Office at (941) 484-3505 to make an appointment to speak with a deacon, attend class and to set a date for the Baptism.