Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, 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.  (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1213)


Baptism at St. Joseph

Those who are interested in receiving the sacrament of Baptism at St. Joseph Church should follow these steps to get started:


Make an appointment with Mrs. Leslie Allaire


Deacon Brad can be contacted by calling the parish office at 203-924-8611
Ask the receptionist for Leslie Allaire, or leave a message.

The office is open on weekdays 9am - 12noon, and 1pm - 4pm, excluding holidays


Attend Pre-Baptism classes

  These are held once a month on a Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Obtain a sponsor certificate


Please see the following links for everything you need to know regarding sponsor certificates (also available en español). 


Schedule a time for your Baptism

  Baptisms are typically held by appointment on Sundays at 1:30pm.  You should call the parish office (203-924-8611) and speak with Deacon Brad to arrange a time. 




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