Having Your Child Baptized At Saint Francis de Sales

Baptisms are held on the second and the third Sunday (1:30 PM) of every month.


To have a child baptized at St. Francis de Sales, the following requirements must be met:

  • Parents must attend a Baptism instruction class, if they have never attended a class at St. Francis de Sales. Baptism instruction class is held on the last Friday of every month. Please call the parish office for information and reservations.
  • Should you wish to have your child baptized at St. Francis de Sales, please review the attached guidelines and forms and submit the "Data for Baptismal Register" form at least two weeks prior to the date of Baptism.
  • Completed Sponsor forms must be submitted at least one week prior to the date of Baptism.

Please contact the parish office with any questions regarding the requirements for Baptism.


Temporary Schedule Changes

Baptisms will not take place on the following days:

April 20 due to Easter Sunday

May 10 due to First Communions


The Baptism instruction class for the months of June and

August will take place on Friday, June 20 and Friday,

August 22, respectively.  These classes will be in place

of our usual last Friday of the month.




Data For Baptismal Register Form
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Guidelines for Godparents/Witnesses
Adobe Acrobat document [7.5 KB]
Godparent Sponsor Form
Sponsorship Catholic Godparent.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [133.1 KB]
Selecting the Right Godparents
Adobe Acrobat document [44.8 KB]
Christian Witness Form
Adobe Acrobat document [41.8 KB]
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37730 St. Francis Court

Purcellville, VA  20132


In case of emergency 540-338-6440


Parish Office 540-338-6381


FAX 540-338-6431

Office Hours - M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

(office closed 12noon - 1:15pm daily)


Religious Ed. Office 540-338-4497


RE Office Hours - M-Th 10:30am-4:30pm

GABRIEL PROJECT support for pregnant women, for new mothers or those mothers new to the area. Call 703-841-3810 or visit the website at www.arlingtondiocese.org/familylife/gabriel.aspx. 866-444-3553 www.helpfor prenantwomen.org


PROJECT RACHEL is a post-abortion healing ministry open to anyone who seeks healing afer abortion. Project Rachel 888-456-HOPE www.helpafterabortion.org

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