Archbishop's Appeal

The Archbishop’s Appeal is the annual fundraising campaign that provides supplemental financial assistance to institutions, programs and ministries affiliated with the Catholic Church throughout the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

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Sacramental Records Requests

Sacramental records of baptisms, marriages, confirmation and funerals are recorded and maintained at the individual parishes of the Archdiocese of San Antonio. Please contact the parish of baptism to obtain a copy of an individual certificate. 

Baptisms in the Archdiocese of San Antonio are indexed to provide assistance in locating the church of baptism. The Baptismal Records Office provides assistance in ascertaining the parish where a person has been baptized when their parish is unknown. Baptismal certificates are only issued by the parish of baptism to the person named in the record, the parent of a minor child with proof of identification. To provide research of the baptismal parish, please provide the name given at baptism as well as the family name, date of birth, father's name and mother's maiden name.

Once a parish is no longer open, all sacramental registers are transferred to the Archives of the Archdiocese of San Antonio and is under the authority of the Chancellor. Please contact the baptismal office and a certificate will be issued by the Chancellor. 

The sacramental registers for St. Stephen Catholic Church is now located at St. John Berchmans. Please contact the church office at (210) 434-3247.

The Baptismal Office is open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 pm, closed during lunch from 12:00 -1:00 pm.

Contact Laura Ramirez, Baptismal Records Clerk

Phone: (210) 734-1647 or Email questions: [email protected]