Sacrament of Baptism

Baptism is the initiation into the Church, the Body of Christ.  For a Catholic understanding of baptism see here.  For adults who wish to receive baptism, check out our RCIA program.

If you wish to bring your child to the church for baptism, congratulations!  Parents wishing to have their child baptized into our Catholic community must contact the parish office in advance to make the necessary arrangements (570-223-9144 Ext. 2).

  Baptisms are usually celebrated on the 2nd weekend of the month at St. John’s church on Saturdays at 12 noon, and Sunday at 2:30pm.  

*Please see this important note regarding godparents! 

(Call the office on Tuesdays 3:00 - 7:00 pm or

Fridays 9:00 am - 1:00 pm with questions)

Participation in a parish Baptismal Preparation Program is required for first time parents; it is strongly recommended that this be done during the pregnancy. 


Baptismal Prep classes are usually held on the first Monday of the month. 

Kindly pre-register at the parish office at 570-223-9144.

*One of the child’s sponsors (Godparents) must be a practicing Catholic, while one may be a Christian witness from another Christian faith tradition. 

Sponsor forms must be signed and dropped off or sent to the parish office.  Any sponsor who is not a member of our parish must have a statement sent from his or her pastor noting that he or she an active member of their church.  

Church of St. John

570-223-9144 Ext. #2

5171 Milford Rd.

E. Stroudsburg, PA 18302

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