Baptism

                              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.

 

Baptism Seminars

are starting up again with physical distancing in place. To book a session please call the parish office and ask for Charmaine.

403-347-3114

 

Drop in appointments are not available at this time.

All appointments must be pre-scheduled.

 

If you would like to have your child baptized you are more than welcome to leave a message

at the Parish Office @

(403) 347-3114 extension 4

to make an appointment with Charmaine (charmaine.marcinek@caedm.ca)

A date for baptism is given once the requirements are all met.

 Requirements include:

vComplete the Baptism Registration Fill In Form and print , scan and e-mail it to charmaine.marcinek@caedm.ca (Registration Fill In Form below)

** Once you have completed this form, save it as a pdf document on your computer.

vMake a copy of the Child’s Birth Certificate scan and send with completed Registration Form

vPlease ensure all documents are signed by an impartial witness. (witness can not be a birth parent of the child)

vScan all completed documents and send it to charmaine.marcinek@caedm.ca  

v Attend a Baptism Seminar 

BAPTISM PREPARATION SEMINAR :

- Please find alternate care for children

- Parents and Godparents are invited to attend

 Baptism Seminars are being scheduled in small groups

Please register ahead of time  -  charmaine.marcinek@caedm.ca 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.

* You will be required to wear a mask upon entering the church for the Seminar.

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*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 charmaine.marcinek@caedm.ca or  (403-347-3114 extension 4)

 

Date for Baptism Celebration will be discussed after all the paperwork is completed

 NO Baptisms during Lent.

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Download
BAPTISM REGISTRATION FILL IN FORM
Please complete and either print and bring to your appointment or e-mail to charmaine.marcinek@caedm.ca
** IMPORTANT TO HAVE ALL INFORMATION COMPLETE AND ACCURATE ON DOCUMENT
** incomplete information could delay the process.
Baptism Fill in Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 529.9 KB
Download
SPONSOR TESTIMONIAL FORM
TO BE SIGNED BY THE PARENT WITH AN IMPARTIAL WITNESS (can not be a birth parent of the child)
Sponsor Form.docx
Microsoft Word Document 13.0 KB

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PLEASE COMPLETE CENSUS FORM and PIPA FORM - bring completed to appointment

Download
CENSUS FORM
To be completed by all NEW FAMILIES to the Parish. Please print, complete and bring with you at time of Registration. (2 pages)
If already on file, please check with Parish Office to update information. (403) 347-3114
Census Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 628.3 KB
Download
PIPA Consent Form
Required by all family members for permission of use by the Parish. Please print, complete and bring with you at time of Registration. Please include all children on form.
PIPA Registration Consent Form 907B.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 168.5 KB

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