Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: “Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.”
– CCC 1213


St. Joseph offers a year-round Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA) program for adults who have not been baptized. For more information CLICK HERE.


Preparation for baptism is required for parents and godparents. Parents are encouraged to begin the preparation before their child is born. Parents and godparents should be Catholics in good standing.

For Baptism information, please call the Parish Office at (619) 239-0229.


Baptismal Certificate Request Form