St. Timothy Catholic Church

1515 Dolan Avenue | San Mateo, CA 94401 | (650) 342-2468

Baptism

Baptisms are normally held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month (English/Tongan), and 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month (Spanish) at 1:30 pm in the church. A baptismal preparation class in English (one session) for Parents and Godparents is on the 1st Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, Spanish classes are Friday before 2nd and 4th Sunday in the Parish Office. Preparation must be completed before a date for baptism can be set. Please call the parish priests to make arrangements at (650) 342-2468 at least three months in advance.

Parents and Godparents must attend baptismal instruction before the baptism of their child. This preparation may be done before the birth of the child.

Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is normally offered on Saturday afternoons from 3:30-4:30. If you wish to receive this sacrament at another time please call the Parish Center at (650) 342-2468 to make an appointment. Reconciliation services are also held during Advent and Lent.

Check our parish bulletin during these seasons for more information.

First Communion

First Communion is a two year process at St. Timothy. The earliest a child can receive the sacrament is in second grade. Usually, the first year of the program is spent in general class with other students at the same grade level. The second year is a class with other students who are specifically preparing for First Communion.

Adult Confirmation

There are two ways to receive Confirmation as an adult at our Parish:

  1. If you have been away from the church for a while and have questions about your faith, the best option is the RCIA process which meets every Wednesday, 7:00 pm in the Parish Office from October through May. Confirmation and First Eucharist are received at St. Timothy during the Easter Vigil. You can get more information from our Parish Office at (650) 342-2468 or email our staff members.
     
  2. A second option for active Catholics who have not been confirmed is a program we offer during Lent every other year. It involves 8-10 hours of instruction in the parish, and an interview with a priest. Confirmation is conferred by the bishop or archbishop or his representative at St. Timothy on the same day the teenagers are confirmed. You can get more information from our Parish Office at (650) 342-2468 or email our staff members.

Marriage

Couples requesting to be married at St. Timothy must contact one of our parish priests at (650) 342-2468 at least six months in advance of the wedding date. Couples must attend marriage preparation either in the parish (four sessions) or any other approved program.

Weddings are normally celebrated on Saturdays at 2 pm.

Anointing the Sick

When a person is seriously ill, facing surgery or in danger of death, please call our parish priest at (650) 342-2468 to make an appointment for the Anointing of the Sick, or call the Parish Emergency number (650) 863-5531.

Quinceanera

Please contact
Deacon Abel Mejia at
(650) 342-2468 ext. 11

House Blessings

By appointment only,
please contact the Parish Office at
(650)342-2468