500 Goode Street Houma LA 70360 US

Office: 985-876-6904    Fax:  985-851-4204


Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux

St. Francis de Sales Cathedral


  • Call the St. Francis de Sales Cathedral rectory office at your earliest convenience!  Our Baptism Coordinator will take your information over the phone to start the process.
  • Please read over the Guidelines for Choosing Godparents (see below).  Make sure that the godparents you have chosen fit the criteria required by Canon Law.
  • Paperwork will be required on the godparents (a current Full Baptism Report and Sponsor Eligibility Form).
  • A copy of the child's Birth Certificate is also required.
  • First time parents and godparents are required to attend a Baptismal Seminar, which is usually held the first Tuesday of each month.  You can register for this seminar when you call the rectory and confirm the dates the seminar is offered.
  • A packet will be mailed to you with brochures for the parents and godparents and a letter explaining all the information needed and how to obtain it!
  • We can schedule your child's Baptism for any Sunday Mass (or the Vigil Mass) that you normally attend.  
  • We look forward to walking with you on this new faith journey!
"Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to observe
all that I have commanded you."
Matthew 28:19-20