The Sacrament of Baptism

“Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations,

Baptizing them in the name of the Father

and of the Son,

and of the Holy Spirit,

teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”

Gospel of Matthew 28:19-20

Families desiring to celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism for infants and young children are requested to schedule an appointment with Rev. Michael Kerrigan to discuss and review what will be required. Please contact the Parish Office (718) 548-1221 or


Baptisms are usually celebrated once a month. Families should be active, practicing Catholics and registered members of our parish.


Baptismal sponsors or godparents (one man and one woman) who are not St. John parishioners will need to obtain letters from the parish where they are presently attending indicating that they are fully initiated Roman Catholics, regularly practice their faith, and that they may serve in this role.


For adults who are seeking to celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism, please contact Rev. Michael Kerrigan (718)548-1221 or