Christ made it clear that baptism was necessary for salvation: “Amen, amen I say to thee, unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” (John 3:1-5)
Baptism is the Sacrament of new birth as a Child of God. We are made holy by the Holy Spirit because we receive the new life of grace, God’s own life in us. Baptism takes away original sin while allowing us to become a part of Christ and a part of the Church, which is the Mystical Body of Christ on earth.
A Baptism Preparation Class is required. They are scheduled the first Sunday of April, August and December after Mass. Please contact the Parish Office at 608-884-3038 or e-mail to register for a class.
Baptisms at St. Joseph’s are typically held on Sundays. Please contact the Parish Office at 608-884-3038 or e-mail to schedule a baptism.