In order to have your baby baptized, please attend a Pre-Jordan class first. Here is a list of upcoming classes.
October 13, 2018 (Saturday, 9:30 am – 1 pm)
November 17, 2018 (Saturday, 9:30 am – 1 pm)
December 1, 2018 (Saturday, 9:30 am – 1 pm)
December 23, 2018, March 17, 2019, April 21, 2019, May 19, 2019 and June 23, 2019.
Please register online below or print out and mail in this Pre-Jordan registration form. You will receive a separate Baptism Registration Form at the class. The Baptism registration form must be submitted to the parish office in order for your Baptism to be scheduled and confirmed. If you have already gone through Pre-Jordan here at St. Joseph for another child, please contact Reception (Reception@stjosephrc.org) for a Baptism Registration form. Baptisms take place every Sunday at 1:15 pm (see list of exceptions above). You will be contacted upon receipt of this form. Thank you.
Pope Francis on the meaning of our Baptism…
“It gives us new birth in Christ, makes us sharers in the mystery of his death and resurrection, grants the forgiveness of sin and brings us new freedom as God’s children and members of his Church”.
Our Holy Father urges us not to forget the great gift we have received. “Our baptism has changed us, given us a new and glorious hope, and empowered us to bring God’s redeeming love to all, particularly the poor, in whom we see the face of Christ. Our baptism has also given us a share in the Church’s mission of evangelization; as disciples, we are also missionaries”