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Pope John XXIII was once asked, “Your Holiness, what do you consider the most important day in your life?” Though his inquirer expected him to say the day he was ordained or the day he was elected pope, Angelo Roncalli answered, “The day I was baptized!”

Infant Baptism

For baptism of a child over the age of reason, teens, and adults, see Becoming Catholic.

We are pleased you have chosen St. Joseph the Worker parish as the place to prepare for and to baptize your child. This is a wonderful time of growth in faith and in our relationships with one another and with God.  It is our hope that you will find below all the information you need to prepare for your child’s baptism.

The Sacrament of Baptism

Baptism is the first sacrament and one of the three sacraments of initiation. By baptism the door to Christianity is opened. By the waters of baptism, we are made members of the body of Christ. Through baptism, your child becomes a part of our faith community in the Catholic Church. The importance of baptism is clear in Jesus’ example of being baptized and in his parting words to his disciples, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:18).

A child may be baptized as an infant or up to the age of reason, which the Church recognizes as seven years old. “Parents are obliged to see that their infants are baptized within the first few weeks after birth; as soon as possible after the birth or even before it, parents are to go to the priest to request the sacrament for their child and to be prepared for it properly” (Canon 867.1). After the age of reason, the person must ask to be baptized.

Through the love and teaching example of their parents and godparents, children grow as followers of Christ and active members of the church community and the church in the world. The church directs us to prepare the parents and godparents for this important and sacred role.

To Have Your Child Baptized

Requirements for Parents and Godparents



Baptism Administrative Fee

2018 Schedule of Pre-Baptism Preparation Class and Baptism Celebration

Classes are offered twice a month. As noted above, children are not allowed at the preparation class. Please make child-care arrangements or arrange for parents to attend the class separately.


Class Schedule

Tuesday nights,
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Meeting Room
Conference Center Hall

Baptism Celebration
Saturdays, Noon
Sundays 3:30 p.m.

In the church
Arrive at least fifteen minutes
before the celebration

January 2, 16
February 6, 20
March 6, 20
April 3, 17
May 1, 15
June 5, 19
July 3, 17
August 7, 21
September 4, 18
October 2, 16
November 6, 20
December 4, 18

Sunday, January 14
Sunday, February 11
Saturday, February 24
Sunday, March 11
Saturday, March 24
Sunday, April 8
Saturday, April 28
Sunday, May 6
Saturday, May 26
Sunday, June 10
Saturday, June 23
Sunday, July 8
Saturday, July 28
Sunday, August 12
Saturday, August 25
Sunday, September 9
Saturday, September 22
Sunday, October 7
Saturday, October 27
Sunday, November 11
Saturday, November 24
Sunday, December 9
Saturday, December 22



Class Schedule

Monday nights,
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Conference Center Hall

Baptism Celebration
Saturdays, Noon
In the church
Arrive at least fifteen minutes
before the celebration

January 8, 29
February 12, 26  
March 12
April 2, 16, 30
May 14, 21
June 11
July 12, 16, 30
August 13, 27
September 10
October 1, 15
November 12, 26
December 10

January 6, 20
February 3, 17
March 3, 17
April 7, 21
May 5*, 19
June 2, 16
July 7, 21
August 4, 18
September 1, 15
October 6, 20
November 3, 17
December 1, 15

*On May 5, begins at 12:30 p.m.


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