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
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,
403-347-3114 or firstname.lastname@example.org
*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 email@example.com
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.
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 *