Special Services

There are many important moments that bring us closer to God. Let us celebrate these moments with you. 

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  • The clergy and staff welcome you to the sacred journey of Baptism. We welcome all baptismal candidates and their families along with Godparents into this community of faith, and are dedicated to providing the formation, guidance, and inspiration to help you live out the Christian life in community.

    Baptism is the sacrament by which new Christians are bonded to Christ and to Christ's Church. Through Baptism, each person begins a new life within the Christian Community. In the baptism of an infant or child, parents and Godparents make a commitment on behalf of the child to be a member of Christ's Church. It is ideal that parents continue to enter into the life and worship of the Christian community so that the meaning of Baptism can be conveyed to children and sustained as the child grows up.

    Baptisms are scheduled on special Sundays throughout the year (Easter, Pentecost, All Saints' Day, and the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord). They take place during the regular Sunday services, when the whole congregation is present to receive the newly baptized into the household of God. Private baptisms are not customary.

    If you are interested in Baptism, please contact the office at (714) 962-7512 or email Fr. Nathan at Nathan@stwilfridschurch.org.

  • Confirmation is the sacramental rite in which the candidates "express a mature commitment to Christ and receive strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop" (Book of Common Prayer “BCP”, p. 860).

    Those who were baptized at an early age and those baptized as adults without laying on of hands by a bishop are encouraged to make a mature public affirmation of their faith, recommit themselves to the responsibilities of their baptism, and receive laying on of hands by a bishop (BCP, p. 412).

    The Book of Common Prayer rite for Confirmation also includes those who are seeking to receive Reception of their Baptismal Vows. In our diocese (a geographic grouping of churches under the leadership of a bishop; learn more by clicking here), those who have already made a mature Christian commitment in another denomination and are recognized as members of the one holy catholic and apostolic church, are received into the fellowship of the Episcopal Church though Confirmation.

    Preparation for Confirmation/Reception should help the candidates discover the meaning of Christian commitment in their lives and explore ways that their Christian commitment can be lived.

    Confirmation classes will be offered periodically throughout the year. Please contact Fr. Nathan at Nathan@stwilfridschurch.org for more information.

  • We are delighted that you are interested in having your wedding at St. Wilfrid’s, and we want it to be a beautiful and joyous occasion. All weddings at St. Wilfrid’s are done in the context of Christian worship. We assume that, by requesting to have your wedding here, you share these convictions. Our utmost concern is that your wedding and its preparation be a time for spiritual growth for you both.

    Click here to download our wedding brochure

  • St. Wilfrid’s and the clergy wish to be as helpful as possible to your family during this difficult time. To schedule a funeral service at St. Wilfrid's, please contact the Parish Administrator by emailing admin@stwilfridschurch.org or by calling the office at (714) 962-7512 x201.

    Click here to view our Funeral Guidelines and Fees for Parish Members

    Click here to view a list of suggested hymns for Episcopal funerals and memorials

    Click here to view a list of suggested scripture readings for Episcopal funerals and memorials

  • Throughout the year, there are many holy holidays we celebrate and honor. From the candlelit service at Christmas to the ringing of the bells on Easter, you are sure to find spiritual fulfillment during our special holiday services. Visit our News and Events page to learn more.