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Sacramental Preparation


Please know you must be a registered parishioner of the cathedral and actually live in its boundaries for us to assist you is this wonderful pursuit. If you live in the boundaries of another parish you will need to contact that parish to make the necessary arrangements.

If you are a registered parishioner of the Cathedral we are free to proceed.

The Sacrament of Baptism for infants and small children is celebrated as scheduled in English and in Spanish. Typically, the Rite of Baptism is celebrated on Saturdays at 9:00 am. As with all parishes, Baptism at the Cathedral is reserved for members of the Cathedral parish, which means the family either lives within the geographical boundaries of the parish, or is a registered and contributing parish member. At least one parent must be Catholic.

Children are only required to have one Godparent, but if there are two one must be male and the other female. Godparents must be baptized and confirmed Catholics, who are 16 years-old or older. If married, Godparents must be married in the Church. Like parents, Godparents must receive instruction and provide a letter from their parish attesting that have been instructed and they meet the criteria given above. Preparation classes and a pastoral meeting for parents are required.

2019 baptism classes are:

  • January 30, 2019
  • April 3, 2019
  • June 5, 2019
  • August 7, 2019
  • October 2, 2019
  • December 4, 2019

The classes begin at 6:30 PM and go to 7:30 PM and are held in the Board Room in the Bishop Hunt Center [which is the 3rd building (red house) from the Cathedral. Go to north door and ring the bell. After this class is completed we can start looking at scheduling a date for the actual baptism.

If you need to register at the Cathedral please contact (

Ms. Debra Allred - Receptionist - Sacramental Records email:

331 E. South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84111-1226
Phone: (801) 328-8941

The classes begin at 6:30 PM and go to 7:30 PM and are held in the Board Room (Bishop Hunt Center: 3rd building (red) from the Cathedral. Go to north door and ring the bell.) For more information about Baptism in English, please contact Deacon John Kranz via e-mail, at or by phone by phone, 801-328-8941, ext 116.

For Spanish Baptism and preparation, please contact Deacon Guillermo Mendez, 801-328-8941 ext. 115 or by email at .

Becoming Catholic

If you are an adult who is interested in joining the Catholic Church we invite you to participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). The process is year around and you can enter at any time. An adult must be in RCIA for twelve months (i.e., an entire liturgical year) prior to being received into the church at the Easter Vigil. For information about becoming Catholic or finding out more about the Catholic faith, please contact Tracey Fredman via e-mail, at or by phone, 801-328-8941 ext. 104.

We also have the Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC), which is for children in fourth grade through eighth grade who need to complete their Christian Initiation. This class prepares young people for the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. This class meets on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:45 AM on the lower level of the Cathedral. For information about the RCIC, please contact Cathy Paiz at 801-328-8941 or email at .


For practicing Catholic adults, who for some reason or another, were never confirmed, there is a Diocesan Adult Confirmation held each year. Preparation for the reception of this sacrament takes place between Easter and Pentecost. Please contact Deacon John Kranz via e-mail, at: or by phone, 801-328-8941, sometime during Lent to inquire about instruction for Confirmation.


The Sacrament of Matrimony is celebrated at the Cathedral on Saturdays at 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM. The Sacrament of Matrimony is not celebrated during the holy season of Lent and Advent. Cathedral Parishioners must contact Fr. Martín Díaz at least six months in advance to begin the preparation for the Sacrament of Matrimony. Catholics who are not members of the Cathedral parish inquiring about the use of the Cathedral should contact Father Martin Diaz at 801-328-8941 ext. 106 or email at .