For Catholics, the Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Whether we are baptized as infants or adults, Baptism is the Church’s way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God.
Call the Office at least three months before anticipated date of baptism.
Form Completion for Baptism
Parents need to complete the Baptismal Record Information and submit a copy of baby’s birth certificate
All Godparents will need to complete the Godparent Permission Form along with a copy of their Certificate of Baptism with all notations. If the Godparents are not parishioners of St. Josephs they need their church parish to complete the Parish Certification at the bottom of the Godparent Permission Form.
Parents of the child will need to attend a Baptismal Seminar if you have not already attended one, we will need a copy of seminar certificates. Baptismal Seminars are held the first Wednesday on even months in the Side Room of the Family Life Center, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Sign up is required, please click on the registration link below.
Seminar Dates for 2019:
The Cathedral of St. John Berchmans also offers Baptism Seminars on the odd months of the year on the Second Saturdays of the month. The Seminar begins at 8:45am, please contact the Cathedral at 318-221-5296 for more information and to register. Below are the dates:
All forms should be submitted 2 weeks prior to the anticipated date of baptism. Baptisms are scheduled within the context of Mass at either the Vigil, 9:30am or 12:00pm Masses.