Our Parish Community thanks you for choosing to Baptize your child here at
St. Joseph. Hopefully, this will be the first of a lifetime of Sacraments and encounters with the Lord. During the Baptism, we celebrate and reflect on God’s unconditional love and welcome your child into our Catholic faith.
Registering a newborn through five years of age
Please bring the following to the Parish Center at the time of registration:
Original Birth certificate or Hospital certificate (only if the child is less than four months)
Donation of $75.00
Sponsor first and last name
A family member or friend may register a child if the parents live out of town. We only ask that you bring a notarized letter from the parents granting you permission to enroll the child. Parents must also send proof that they took Pre-Baptismal classes at their home Parish before the Baptismal date.
Parents and Sponsors need to attend a Pre-Baptismal class or provide proof that they have taken classes within the last 12 months. Pre-Baptismal Classes are held every Tuesday from 6:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Parish Center. Please notify us if you will be taking the classes at another Parish.
Sponsors need to be over 18 years of age, practicing Catholics**, and have received the sacraments of Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation. If the Sponsors are a couple (and are living together), they need to be married by the Church. Sponsors residing outside our Parish boundaries may attend classes at their Parish and provide proof that they have taken the class before to the baptismal date.
** A Baptized non - Catholic could be a “Christian Witness,” please ask the Deacon or Priest for more information.