1. Baptism for adults:
Adults who would like to be baptized in St. Joseph's Basilica are invited to participate in RCIA. For more information please call Christina Gagne - R.C.I.A.
2. Baptism of school age children:
Children, six years old or older, are invited to join CIC in preparation for the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, Reconciliation and Eucharist. Parents or guardians should contact one of the priests in our parish at 488 - 7295.
3. Baptism for infants and small children under six years of age:
In the Basilica we celebrate the sacrament of Baptism once a month on a Sunday at 2:00 pm. The celebration is outside of a Mass. During Lent we don't have any Baptism celebrations. Parents or guardians should contact our Parish Office at 488 - 7295, at least, one month before the planned Baptism. Both parents must agree to have their child baptized and, at least, one of the parents must be a Catholic. Parents who are not registered members of St. Joseph's Basilica Parish will need to obtain written permission for a Baptism in our church from their pastor.
Usually about two weeks before the day of baptism, we have a Baptismal Preparation Course in our Parish Hall. Parents or guardians who are having their first or second child baptized, are obligated to attend the Baptismal Preparation Course. In special cases, it may be possible to have a baptism outside of our monthly schedule, but please discuss this with one of our priests at 488-7295.
We celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation once a year on the feast of Pentecost. The Parish Office accepts registrations from parents or guardians in September. Usually we prepare children in grade seven. Every candidate must participate in the preparation classes according to the schedule prepared.
Students of high school age and adults who would like to be accepted for the Sacrament of Confirmation are invited to the RCIA journey. For more information please call Sue Barylo at 988-9607.
We help families to prepare their children for first Confession. Usually we accept children in grade two. Each candidate must be baptized. Parents or guardians should register their children in September at our Parish Office at 488 - 7295.
Children celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time in April on the days indicated by the Group Coordinator.
Students of high school age or adults who would like to be prepared for their first Reconciliation, please call one of our priests at 488 - 7295.
We help families to prepare their children for first Communion. Usually we accept children in grade two. Each candidate must be baptized and be prepared for their first Confession. Parents or guardians should register their children in September at our Parish Office at 488 - 7295.
We celebrate First Communion with the children in May on Sundays selected by the parents and the Coordinator.
See next page for details regarding this Sacrament.
Anointing of the Sick
Our seriously sick parishioners may request the Sacrament of the Sick. Please contact one of our priest at 488-7295 to set a time for the anointing. In case of emergency, please call 984-9768.