Children under 7 years of age

We welcome you to bring your child to the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph for the Sacrament of Baptism.
We ask that both parents and sponsors (godparents) participate in Baptism preparation, either at the Cathedral Basilica or in your own parish. It is important to know that sponsors must be at least 16 years of age, be baptized and confirmed, receive communion and are participating in the worship and life of the Catholic Church. We hope that your child’s baptism will be an experience of renewal and fulfillment for your entire family.

For more information, please contact the parish office  (408)283-8100.

Or complete form on the side bar and we will contact you shortly.

People age 7 and above who wish to be baptized……

… must participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation. Children ages 7-14 meet on Sunday mornings at the parish from 9:45a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Programs run approximately 10 months beginning the first weekend of October. On Easter weekend of the following year, both children and adults are eligible to receive Baptism, Holy Eucharist and Confirmation. Parent participation is highly encouraged for our children’s programs.
We ask you to please register in person in our parish office during the month of August.

Call (408)283-8100 for program details. 

 If you are an adult who is unbaptized or baptized in another religion, click on link below.

Click here for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults  (R.C.I.A.) information.