St. Mary’s by the Sea Catholic Church celebrates the Sacrament of Baptism for children of registered parishioners on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 1:30 pm (after the noon Mass). This schedule does deviate slightly during special periods of the liturgical year such as Lent.

If you would like to schedule a baptism, it is now mandatory to meet with the Pastor beforehand to discuss the seriousness of your child receiving the Sacrament. Only at that time will you be able to schedule the date. In addition, you must be a registered parishioner at least six months prior to requesting a Baptism. If you are not, we invite you to join our Church and spend the six month waiting period by getting to know our Parish and possibly learn more about one of our ministries. If you are a non-parishioner but would like to have your child baptized here, a letter of permission is required from the Church you attend and signed by its Pastor. You must have this letter to give the Office at the time you first request a Baptism.

Please read the Baptism booklet for a complete list of requirements.


We ask for a $75 donation per child for registered parishioners and $125 per child for non-parishioners. This is due 30 days prior to the baptism.


Baptism Dates for 2019 (The 3rd Sunday of the month at 1:30 pm – *Exceptions noted below):

*January – none February 17th *March – NO Baptisms *If requested, April 21, otherwise none
May 19th June 16th July 21st August 18th
September 15th October 20th November 17th December 15th


Classes for 2019 (The 1st Tuesday of the month from 7:00-9:00 pm – *Exceptions noted below):

*January – none *February 8th (Friday) *March – NO Classes *April – If Baptism requested for April 21, class on April 2
May 7th June 4th July 2nd August 6th
September 3rd October 1st November 5th *December 3rd (Tentative)