Sacrament of Baptism

Baptism is the first and basic sacrament of Christian initiation. It is usually conferred by immersion and by pouring water three times on the recipient's head, while reciting the baptismal formula: "I baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" (Matthew 28:19). The sacrament frees the recipient from original and all personal sins, and from the punishment due to them. In Baptism the person shares in the Trinitarian life of God as part of a community of faith. Baptism is the foundation of communion between all Christians


First time parents are to attend a pre-baptismal program that is offered quarterly throughout the year.   Baptisms can be scheduled at churches in our Family of Parishes as indicated below.

At St. Michael 

  • After any Sat. night
  • After 11:00 a.m. Mass most weekends

At Ss. Peter & Paul 

  • After the 9:30 Mass most weekends

At Sacred Heart

  • After Mass most weekends

At Holy Angels

  • After the 4:30 p.m. on Saturday
  • After the 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday

To make arrangements for Baptism, call 937-498-2307 and tell the receptionist you’d like to schedule a Baptism.

Special note:

  • Please have a first & second choice of dates ready when you call just in case your first choice isn’t available.

  St. Joseph Pillar of Family Registration Form-PDF Fillable

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A pre-baptismal workshop is offered in our pastoral region four times a year. All first-time parents are expected to participate in a workshop before scheduling a baptism. You may register for the workshop below, or you may call the parish office to register for the workshop 937-498-2307 & ask for Melissa Blenman.


REGISTRATION: Baptism Preparation Workshop for First-Time Parents









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