Sacrament of Baptism

Baptisms are usually scheduled for the last Sunday of the month at 12:45 PM in the Sanctuary.

Baptism workshops will be scheduled through the parish office.  Please call us at 717-766-9433 or email for next available workshop.    Download the Saint Joseph Catholic Church Mechanicsburg BAPTISM REGISTRATION and return to the Parish Office at least  two weeks prior to Baptism Workshop. (Please see other important document links below.)

2017 Baptism Dates

(All paperwork must be completed before date can be scheduled.  Please call the Parish Office for details, 717-766-9433.

  • December 10, 2017

2018 Baptism Dates

  • January 28, 2018
  • February 25, 2018
  • March 18, 2018
  • April 29, 2018
  • May 27, 2018
  • June 24, 2018
  • July 29, 2018
  • August 26, 2018
  • September 30, 2018
  • October 21, 2018
  • November 25, 2018
  • December 9, 2018

The Parish Baptism Policy contains essential information regarding the required instruction workshop and requirements for sponsors. Letters of recommendation for sponsors of the Sacraments can be issued only to active members of the Parish who are registered in the Parish and receiving the Sacraments. Arrangements must be made in advance by calling the Parish Office at 766-9433.

 Baptism Common Policy

 Baptism Guidelines

Saint Joseph Catholic Church Mechanicsburg BAPTISM REGISTRATION

Sponsor Certificate Form

Verrocchio_Leonardo_Baptism_1476-248x300You have put on Christ, in Him you have been baptized. Alleluia!

Baptism shapes us to become “new creatures in Christ.” Saint Paul reminds us that all of humanity fell victim to sin and death when the first Adam sinned in disobedience. But Jesus Christ is the new Adam in whom our humanity is refashioned by His obedient offering of love on the Cross. Through the ritual washing in the waters of Baptism, each baptized member of Christ has become a new creature in the new humanity of Christ. And, since the new Adam, Jesus Christ, is the eternal and only-begotten Son of God the Father, each baptized member of Christ also has become an adopted son or daughter of God the Father. The challenge of our Christian life is to live out fully each and every day our identity as members of the body of Christ, new creatures in Christ, adopted sons and daughters of the Father.