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 serve as the first and most influential teacher of your child’s faith. St. Joseph will help prepare you for this role which starts with Baptism and continues until your child receives Confirmation.

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 either via zoom or at the parish office complex. 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.

To read more about the sacrament of Baptism click here.

If you have been asked to be a Godparent for a child who is being baptized
at a different parish, the following form can be used if one is not provided.

Godparent Form for Baptism at a different parish

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

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