In St Joseph Pro-Cathedral Church Baptisms are celebrated on the third Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. except during Lent and Advent

En la Iglesia San José Pro-Catedral, los Bautizos se llevan a cabo el tercer sábado del mes a las 10:00 a.m. excepto durante la Cuaresma y Adviento


The origin and foundation of Christian Baptism is Jesus.  Before starting his public ministry, Jesus submitted himself to the baptism given by John the Baptist.  The waters did not purify him; he cleansed the waters.  . . . 


Jesus did not need to be baptized because he was totally faithful to the will of his Father and free from sin.  However, he wanted to show his solidarity with human beings in order to reconcile them to the Father. By commanding his disciples to baptize all nations, he established the means by which people would die to sin – Original and actual – and begin to live a new life with God.

Requirements for Godparents | Requisitos para los Padrinos:

  • Only one sponsor is required (either male or female). If there are two godparents, it must be a man and a woman

  • Godparents must be over 16 years old

  • If the godparents are single, they must have received the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation)

  • If the godparents are married, they must submit a copy of the Catholic marriage certificate

  • Godparents must attend a pre-baptismal conversation.

  • Solo se necesita un padrino (ya sea hombre o mujer). Si son dos padrinos, debe de ser un hombre y una mujer. 

  • Los padrinos deben ser mayores de 16 años

  • Si los padrinos son solteros, deben de haber recibido los Sacramentos de Iniciación (Bautismo, Primera Comunión y Confirmación).

  • Si los padrinos están casados, deben presentar una copia del certificado de matrimonio católico.

  • Los padrinos deben asistir a una plática pre-bautismal.



  • No hay ningún costo por recibir el Sacramento; sin embargo, a los padres o padrinos se les aconseja darle una ofrenda (donativo) al sacerdote.

Requirements for Parents

 Requisitos para los Padres:

  • Must bring the child's birth certificate

  • Must be registered in the parish and be an active member

  • Must attend a pre-baptismal conversation.

  • Deben traer el acta de nacimiento del niño/a.

  • Deben estar registrados en la parroquia y ser miembros activos.

  • Deben asistir a una plática pre-bautismal

St. Joseph Pro-Cathedral Parish Office

2907 Federal Street
Camden, NJ 08105

Phone: 856-964-2776
Fax: 856-964-0044

St. Anthony of Padua Parish

2818 River Rd

Camden, NJ 08105

Phone: 856-964-2776

Fax: 856-964-0044