Baptism Preparation Class

Parents baptizing a child for the first time must attend class prior to their child’s baptism date. The baptism preparation class is offered every first Monday of the month at 7:00 pm in the Lyceum at 313 Duke St. Please contact the office to register.

Class registration


A godparent plays a pivotal role a child’s life and faith formation. Please click the button below to learn more about godparent requirements. 

Godparent Requirements

Baptism Registration

We are thrilled to assist you and your children in receiving this amazing and life-changing sacrament.

Baptisms for infants take place every Sunday at 2:15 pm in the church. Please use click the button below to register your child for baptism. A member of the parish staff will contact you to confirm the details.

The Diocese of Arlington now requires parishes to obtain birth certificates for all children to be baptized to ensure that biographical details are accurately recorded in the sacramental registers.

Please note, you must be a registered parishioner to schedule a baptism at St. Mary’s.


Adult Baptisms

If your child has reached the use of reason (usually around 6 or 7) and is under the age of 18, please contact the Director of Religious Education below. Additionally, if you are an adult seeking baptism, please contact our Director of Religious Education.

Contact the Office of Religious Education

“After Jesus was baptized, he came up from the water and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming upon him. And a voice came from the heavens, saying, ‘This is my beloved Son,  with whom I am well pleased.'” – Matthew 3:16-17

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