St. Joseph Church
A Catholic Community

11901 Acacia Ave.

Hawthorne, CA 90250

310.679.1139

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Baptisms

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)
• Identification Card                

• Donation of $40             

• 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.

 

Baptismal Celebrations

Our Parish Deacon celebrates all Saturday Baptisms. Spanish Baptisms are celebrated on Saturday’s at 9:00 a.m. throughout the year. English Baptisms are celebrated on the last Saturday of the month. On certain occasions, we celebrate Baptisms during one of our Sunday Masses.

Pre-Baptismal Classes

Parents and Sponsors need to attend two consecutive Pre-Baptismal classes 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 Norms

Parents and Sponsors need to attend two consecutive Pre-Baptismal classes 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.