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Through Baptism children begin to share the life of Christ  with others.   At  St.  Joseph Church we help  families prepare for the Sacrament of Baptism and are happy to answer questions and address concerns.

We look forward to supporting you as you fulfill  the sacred duty to share the gift of our Catholic faith   with  your child !


The Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us that parents are the first teachers of the faith for their children.  Parents are invited to participate in the preparation for the baptism of their children. This helps to develop their faith as well as the faith of their children as they mature.


Scheduling your Child's Baptism

 Please be attentive to the steps of preparation:

 .     Call the parish office  [973.697.6100] and express your desire to have your child baptized.

.     Introduce yourself to Fr. Aleks, the pastor of St. Joseph Church,  if you do not already know him.

.     Attend the parish baptismal preparation class.    […unless you have been present at  this session                                                                                                                                              within the last three years.]

.     Be open to the invitation to actively join the faith community of St. Joseph Church.


A godparent must be Catholic, have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Holy Eucharist and Confirmation and attend Mass regularly. These requirements are the universal law of the Church and are not determined by the individual parish. If the person you choose as godparent fulfills these requirements, he/she are asked to provide a certificate from their parish stating that they are eligible to be a godparent.

Preparation Sessions

        In 2109 these sessions are scheduled for Monday evenings at 6 pm                                              in St. Joseph Church on:

                      May 13

                          June 3

                 July 8 and July 29

                      Please call the office to register for a preparation session.


   In 2019, the Sacrament of Baptism will be celebrated on:

            Sunday, May 19 at the 12 noon Mass    (This date is no longer available.)

Sunday, June 2 at the 12 noon Mass     

Sunday, June 9 at the 12 noon Mass

Sunday, July 14 at the 10 am Mass

Sunday, August 4 at the 12 noon Mass


Mass Schedule

   9:00 AM Church 

   9:00 AM Church
   5:00 PM Church

   8:00 AM Church
 10:00 AM Parish Center
 12:00 PM Church

Mon-Thurs   9 AM - 5 PM
Friday  9 AM - 12 Noon
Saturday & Sunday Closed