Congratulations on the birth of your child!
We are still conducting baptisms at St. Joseph parish!
To baptize your child one parent must be baptized Catholic or in a denomination in communication with the Roman Catholic Church.
You need to show proof of baptism by submitting a copy of your baptism certificate or confirmation certificate, or get a letter from your parish priest confirming that to the best of their knowledge you are a practicing Catholic. (The letter must be delivered to St. Joseph parish office).
If you wish to baptize your child and neither parent is Catholic then one parent must become Catholic by participating in an R.C.I. A. program either with St. Joseph or another Catholic church. Our program begins the end of September with weekly classes where we go through the teachings of the Catholic Church. Candidates are received the following spring during the Easter Vigil. Once the parent is received into the Catholic Church they may arrange baptism for their child or children.
To start the process you may:
IN ORDER TO ENSURE A SMOOTH BAPTISMAL PROCESS:
Note 1: If you do not have a copy of a Baptism Certificate, you can obtain a new one by calling the parish where the baptism took place and ask for a new copy. If the parish is not local you may ask them to fax or email us a copy of the certificate and indicate it is for a baptism and name the child to be baptized.
Note 2: Your child must have at least one Godparent who is Catholic (i.e. cannot have two Christian Witnesses)
Baptismal preparation course
Once you have submitted the baptism registration form and provided all of the necessary certificates, you will be emailed how to complete the baptism preparation course.
Once proof of course completion has been submitted back you will then be contacted and given the dates of the next several baptisms to select from.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, FEEL FREE TO CONTACT THE PARISH OFFICE @ (905) 826-2766 or email firstname.lastname@example.org