St. Sebastian Parish Church is pleased to help you with the Baptism of your child/children.

A dedicated group of lay leaders prepare parents and godparents to understand and appreciate the responsibilities that come with the Sacrament of Baptism. Members of the Baptismal Committee prepare the sacramental’s to be used during the Baptism and assist the families that day.

Baptisms may be scheduled on available Sundays at 12:15pm to follow the 11:00am Mass. The scheduling of Baptisms are available to all of our parishioners on a first come - first serve basis. St. Sebastian Parish Church is unable to guarantee you a "private" ceremony as multiple families may be scheduled on a particular Sunday. We do humbly request that parents, godparents and families arrive promptly at 12:00 if they are not already attending the 11:00am Mass that Sunday.

First time parents are required to attend a Baptism preparation class. This informative class is offered at 7:00p.m on the second Monday of every other month at Byrider Hall. Below is a list of the dates these classes are available through the end of 2024.

  • Monday, November 13, 2023
  • Monday, January 8, 2024
  • Monday, March 11, 2024
  • Monday, May 13, 2024
  • Monday, July 8, 2024
  • Monday, September 9, 2024
  • Monday, November 11, 2024
  • *All classes at Byrider Hall from 7-8 pm 

    Byrider Hall
    420 South Hawkins Avenue
    Akron, Ohio 44320

    When you walk into the building, walk past the gym, turn right at the hallway and the baptism class is in the back room.

For any additional questions, to schedule your event, or to register for the Baptism preparation class, please contact Cathy Sivec, Rectory Office Manager at 330-836-2233, ext:107 and leave a message with your names and baptism and class date you would like to attend. You can also email Cathy at