Dear Parents,

Congratulations on the birth of your baby! We look forward to assisting you in scheduling your child's baptism.

Below is a link with a packet of several documents to help you prepare for the baptism. The first is the archdiocesan Policy on Infant Baptism. Please review this policy as you begin to prepare for the baptism.

Secondly, in the packet, there are three forms which you will need to complete:

  • General Information Forn
  • Parent Testimonial
  • Godparent Testimonial

Baptismal Packet

Please complete these documents and return them to us so that we can schedule the baptism. You may return them by email to or mail them to:

Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis King of France
615 Pere Antoine Alley
New Orleans, LA 70116
Attn: Baptism

In addition, if you are not a registered parishioner of St. Louis Cathedral parish, you will need to secure a letter of permission from your home parish to have the baptism celebrated at the Cathedral.

Once the documents have been received, the priest or deacon celebrating will contact you for follow up.

There is no fee for celebrating a baptism, but donations are greatly appreciated.

If you need further assistance, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the cathedral office at 504-525-9585.

Sincerely yours in Christ,


Fr. Pat Williams