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Baptism is the first of the seven Sacraments, the “gateway” Sacrament that opens us up to Life in Christ. 

Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist constitute the Sacraments of Initiation by which a believer receives the remission of original and personal sin, begins a new life in Christ and the Holy Spirit and is incorporated into the Church, the Body of Christ. 

The rite of Baptism consists in immersing the candidate in water, or pouring water on the head, while pronouncing the invocation of the Most Holy Trinity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Scheduling a Baptism at St. Ambrose

To schedule a Baptism at St. Ambrose Church, please complete and return the Baptism Form to Kim Boatman by email at or by mail to St. Ambrose Church, 5130 Wilson Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110 – attention Kim Boatman.  Upon receiving the completed the form, Kim will contact you to confirm the date you requested for your child’s Baptism and discuss any other details.

If this is your first child being baptized, you must attend a Baptismal Preparation Class before the Baptism.  Baptismal Preparation Class is held the second Sunday of the month after the 9:00 AM Mass in the Church Hall. There is no charge for this class, but registration is required. To register for the class, please email Kim Boatman at or call the parish office at (314) 771-1228.

If you are not a registered parishioner of St. Ambrose, you will need a letter from your parish Pastor approving the Baptism to be performed at St. Ambrose.

Baptism Times

Baptisms are typically celebrated on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month at 12:00 PM.  Please note that when planning your child’s Baptism, Baptisms are not scheduled on the following Sundays:

LaFesta (Typically the first Sunday in May)
The Feast of Corpus Christi (Typically a Sunday in June)
The Giro Della Montagna Bike Race (Typically the Sunday of the Labor Day Weekend)

To ensure that your preferred date is available, it is best to call the office at (314) 771-1228.