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 available

online below.

 NO drop in appointments available

at this time.

All appointments must be pre-scheduled.

  

Welcome to St Mary's Parish. 

We are so pleased that you are considering having your child Baptized here at St Mary's Parish.

Please read through the attached information below regarding Requirements for Baptism.

Attached are the documents we need you to complete and sign. (Registration part 1 and 2 and Sponsor Form)

These are legal documents so you will need a witness signature on .

Once complete, please scan and send it back to this email address along with a copy of

your child's Birth Certificate.

 

With your Main Sponsor you will need at least 1 male or 1 female that is at least 16 years old, and has received their Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation in the Catholic Church.  If you choose 2 people, they need to be 1 male and 1 female.

If you choose Additional Sponsors, they need to be at least Baptized in a recognized Faith.  Please send a list with their names by email so that they can be added to the back of the Certificate. 

If you are new parishioners to the parish, we ask that you also complete a Newcomers Census Form (attached)

Please scan and send this back to us also.

Attached is the required Baptism Seminar that you will need to complete as parents.  Please send back the answers to the questions.

 

Once all the documents and Seminar are complete and on file at the church, then we can book and verify a request for Baptism.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Hope to hear from you soon,

Charmaine Marcinek

403-347-3114  or  charmaine.marcinek@rdcrs.ca


 

*Both parents are encouraged to be part

of the Baptism Preparation Seminar: 

Each parent plays an important role in the development and nurturing of your child.  Godparents are invited and encouraged to be part of this as well.  

 

 

 

*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

 

Send all documentation to charmaine.marcinek@rdcrs.ca 

or  call (403-347-3114 extension 4)

 

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

 NO Baptisms during Lent.

 

       BAPTISM PREPARATION SEMINAR :

  Click on blue button to Register for a Baptism Seminar

 

           then complete the session directly below.

Download
BAPTISM SEMINAR
Please work through the Baptism Seminar and complete the questions at the end. Thanks
2020 2021 Baptism Seminar.docx
Microsoft Word Document 17.9 MB


Download
BAPTISM REGISTRATION FORM Part 1 - PRINT AND COMPLETE - required
Please print and complete documentation, scan and e-mail to charmaine.marcinek@rdcrs.ca
** IMPORTANT TO HAVE ALL INFORMATION COMPLETE AND ACCURATE ON DOCUMENTS
** PLEASE ENSURE THAT ALL DOCUMENTS ARE SIGNED and there is a SIGNED WITNESS TO YOUR SIGNATURES
Baptism Registration Form.docx
Microsoft Word Document 53.1 KB
Download
BAPTISM REGISTRATION PART 2 - required
Baptism Registration part 2.docx
Microsoft Word Document 46.9 KB
Download
SPONSOR TESTIMONIAL FORM - required
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

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.

 

 

For clarification, please feel free to take a look at C873 and C874

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


PLEASE COMPLETE CENSUS FORM and PIPA FORM - complete, scan and send by email

* Complete only if you are new to St Mary's Parish or have had changes in the last 2 years *


Download
NEWCOMERS CENSUS FORM
Please complete if you are new to the Parish, or are not Registered at St Mary's or have had changes in the last two years
Newcomers Census Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 337.1 KB
Download
PIPA Consent Form
Required by all family members for permission of use by the Parish. Please print, complete, SCAN and return to this email. (1 page)
Please include all children on form.
PIPA Registration Consent Form 907B.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 168.5 KB

 

 

Thank you for considering Baptizing your child here at St Mary's Parish.

Hope to hear from you soon,

Charmaine Marcinek

403-347-3114  or  charmaine.marcinek@rdcrs.ca