Welcome to you and your family
to the 1st step
leading to the Full Membership in the church.
Baptism is the beginning of a life of faith.
The Baptism Seminar offers an opportunity for Parents and Godparents to contemplate the meaning of Baptism, re-affirm their own faith and share concerns and their journey
with other parents.
If you would like to have your child baptized
Please call the Parish Office @ (403) 347-3114
to make an appointment to complete the paperwork
with Charmaine (email@example.com)
A date for baptism is given once the requirements are all met.
vComplete the Baptism Registration Fill In Form and either print and bring to the Parish Office for the appointment, or e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org (Registration Fill In Form below)
** Please remember to keep this e-mail handy once you have completed this form.
If you choose to print, please do so right away as it will not keep unless you save it as a pdf document on your computer.
vBring a copy of the Child’s Birth Certificate with parent’s names included to the appointment
vAt the appointment you will be required to sign the documents as parents and witnessed by an impartial witness. (witness can not be a birth
parent of the child)
vPlease include complete information on your own Baptism as Parents on the Fill In Form.
vAnswer a few questions regarding Baptism for your child at the appointment
vAs parents you will be asked to sign a Testimonial that the Main Sponsor (Godparent) has received the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation in the Catholic Church at the appointment.
vIf choosing an Additional Sponsor (Godparent),
a signed Testimonial of at least the Sponsors Baptism in a Recognized Faith will be asked at the appointment.
vIf choosing more than 1 Godparent, 1 must be male and the other female (Canon Law 874)
and over 16 years of age.
v Attend a Baptism Seminar held every 2nd month from September to June (see dates below)
(both Parents and Godparents are encouraged to attend)
Details will be supplied when we meet. Please note that the Baptism Seminar are held only 6 times per year (September, November, January, March, May and June).
There are no Preparation Seminars over the summer.
BAPTISM PREPARATION SEMINAR DATES:
- Please find alternate care for children over 6 months old
- Parents and Godparents are invited to attend
Sat, Mar 23, 2019 from 9am to 12 noon
Sat May 11, 2019 from 9am to 12 noon
Sat June 22, 2019 from 9am to 12 noon
Sat Sept 21, 2019 from 9am to 12 noon
* Please register ahead of time - email@example.com or by calling 403-347-3114.
* Please give us your first and last name and Spouses first and last name and contact number.
* Please arrive 15 minutes early. This will allow time to check in and get any missing information.
*Both parents are encouraged to attend the Baptism Preparation Seminar:
Each parent plays an important role in the development and nurturing of your child. Godparents are invited and encouraged to attend as well. Please contact us if only one parent is able to attend.
*When can I set a date for Baptism for my child?
After you as parents have attended the preparation seminar and have ALL the paperwork completed.
Paperwork includes: - see requirements above
- Signature by parents of Testimonial of the Godparent(s)/Sponsor(s) - see guidelines attached below
Please contact us at the parish to set up an appointment to register your child firstname.lastname@example.org or (403-347-3114)
Date for Baptism Celebration will be discussed after all the paperwork is completed.
Most Baptism Celebrations are the last Sat or Sun of the month,
depending on the schedule. NO Baptisms during Lent.
PLEASE COMPLETE CENSUS FORM and PIPA FORM - bring completed to appointment
Clarification of Sponsors/Godparents:
When a child is baptized,
according to Canon Law there is to be one or two Sponsors (we commonly use the term Godparent).
If there are two, then one is male and the other one is female.
The Godparents are ‘spiritual parents’ and as with biological parents there is one male and one female.
For clarification, please feel free to take a look at 873 in the Code of Canon Law or to Policy 605 which is accessible online from the Archdiocesan website www.caedm.ca.
Canon Law Code 874 states:
Main Sponsor (Godparent): must have received the Sacraments of Baptism, 1st Eucharist, Confirmation and be a practicing Catholic over the age of 16 years old.
An Additional Sponsor (Godparent) may be chosen of the opposite gender, over the age of 16 years and be at least Baptized in a recognized denomination (witness).
Those only Baptized in a recognized faith are considered a Christian Witness. Policy 606.
If the additional Sponsor has also received the Sacraments of Baptism,
1st Eucharist, Confirmation and be a practicing Catholic over the age of 16 years old,
they are also considered a Main Sponsor.
For clarification, please feel free to take a look at 873 and 874
in the Code of Canon Law or to Policy 605 and 606 of the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton.
This is accessible online from the Archdiocesan website www.caedm.ca