Baptism

Congratulations on the birth or upcoming birth of your child!   No matter the stage of parenting you are currently in, you have been entrusted with a great gift from God.  In your role as a parent, you will serve as the first and most influential teacher of your child’s faith.  St. Joseph’s seeks to help you in this role through the weekly celebration of the Mass and offering the Sacrament of Baptism.

Scheduling a Baptism

Parents must be registered parishioners and have attended a Baptismal Preparation Class within the past four years before scheduling a baptism. You are encouraged to take the prep class before your child is born.

Baptism Preparation Sessions are held every other month on Tuesdays at 7-8: 30 pm in the Parish Center. Please see the current schedule for 2019 below.

Although there is no fee for these classes, registration is required. Please call (301.663.0907) or email our Parish Office to register for the class or to schedule a baptism.

2019 Baptism Preparation Class Schedule
7:00 – 8:30 pm
October 1, 2019
December 3, 2019

To read more about the sacrament of Baptism click here.

Baptism Prayer

Heavenly Father, in your love you have called us to know you,
led us to trust you, and bound our life with yours.

Surround this child with your love, protect it from evil.
Fill it with the holy spirit and receive it into the family of your church,
that it may walk with us in the way of Christ
and grow in the knowledge of your love. Amen