“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.’” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1213)
Many Catholics receive the sacrament of baptism as infants, in the presence of his or her parents and godparents. Through the saving waters of baptism, Catholics believe that we are washed clean from the stain of original sin (caused by the sin of Adam and Eve). The grace we receive in baptism also makes us children of God the Father and welcomes us into the Catholic Church.
For your child to receive Baptism at Saint Joseph's we would love to have you attend one of our monthly Baptism Preparation Classes! Please call or email the parish office to register: 604-534-3303 | [email protected]
If you are a teen or adult interested in being Baptized into the Catholic Church, we're so excited to walk with you on that journey! Daniel, our Evangelization Director would love to connect with you! You can reach him at [email protected]
How To Plan Your Baby's BaptismBaptism is an important first step and milestone in your baby’s spiritual life. There is a lot to consider to make this sacrament a pleasant experience.
Sacrament of BaptismHaving a baby baptized is both an act of faith and a cultural affair. It is both a statement of trust in the goodness of God as well as a family event that can be faith-filled.
Congratulations on your new little one! We are so excited to welcome them into the family of the Church.
Parents of the child to be baptized must attend the monthly Baptism Preparation Class as a preparation for the role of raising your child in the Catholic Church.
Please call the parish office to register. 604 534 3303
Adults seeking to be baptized into the Catholic Church, please visit our RCIA ministry page.