'Baptism' - San Juan Bautista Mission

'Baptism' - Holy Baptism, first of the sacraments.

The old Baptismal Font at San Juan Bautista Mission baptized 4,106 as of December 31, 1832. The first baptism at San Juan Bautista was an Indian child about ten years old, with Corporal Ballesteros as sponsor. The first white baptism was the corporal's son and the first funeral, in September, was for his infant son.

Mission San Juan Bautista is a Spanish mission in San Juan Bautista, California. Founded on June 24, 1797 by the Franciscan order, the mission was the fifteenth and largest of the Spanish missions established in present-day California. Mission San Juan Bautista, named for Saint John the Baptist, has served mass daily since 1797, and today functions as a parish church of the Diocese of Monterey.


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