Sacraments & Celebrations
Baptism of Children
The celebration of a child’s baptism is a joyous occasion for that child’s family and for the Church. Baptism celebrates the fact that God loves us so much that God calls us to have a special, personal relationship with Him. A relationship so close that God claims us as His own and gives us the privilege of calling Him “Our Father!”
Just as the birth of a child leads parents to reflect on the gift of human life, so the baptism of a child leads parents, and the whole parish, to reflect on this sacrament and what it means to be a part of God’s Church.
Please note that according to the practice of the Catholic Church, parents requesting the baptism of their children must be registered members of a parish. Parents, who are not yet registered at Saint Joseph Church, must first become members of the parish before arranging for the baptism of their child. To learn how to become part of our parish, call the parish office at 201-261-0148.
Please also contact the parish office or Father Andrew for further information and to arrange a date for the baptism. (See 2017 Dates listed above.)