Baptism


Baptism, the first of seven sacraments, marks the beginning of our life in Christ, a complete transformation of ourselves as faithful followers of Jesus, the Son of God. Baptism leaves an indelible (permanent) mark on the soul and there is no way nor any reason that one could be re-baptized. The Catholic Church recognizes any baptism that uses water and in which the baptized was baptized was the words “I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” Some churches do not use the Trinitarian formula for baptism and thus their baptisms are not valid. Anyone who has not already been baptized can receive the sacrament of Baptism in the Catholic Church. There are no age restrictions for baptism; you cannot be too old or too young to be baptized. For more information on how to prepare for your Baptism at St Joseph Catholic Church, please read the following information -- 

Click on the button below to read about the Baptism and guidelines for the Parents & Godparents.

Click on the button below for a quick reference guide on the baptism and important dates pertaining to the baptism and preparation classes.