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.
Drop in appointments
are not available at this time.
All appointments must be pre-scheduled.
BAPTISM PREPARATION SEMINAR :
- Register to attend an online Seminar
- Complete Online Session
- Parents and Godparents are invited to attend and online session also.
* Please register ahead of time - online
Click on Yellow Button above to Register for a Baptism Seminar then complete the session below.
A date for baptism is given once the requirements are all met.
vBaptism Seminar - Register for the online Seminar and download the Seminar and complete above
v Complete the Baptism Registration Form and print, scan and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org (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 a copy of the Sponsor Testimonial Form, sign it as parents and send back with your package
vScan all completed documents and send it to email@example.com
Once all the documents are complete and sent to the church,
you may choose a possible date for Baptism.
Baptisms at the moment are for 1 family at a given time.
If you would like to have any questions or concerns, please contact
the Parish Office @ (403) 347-3114 extension 4
or contact Charmaine (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
Please contact us at the parish to register your child at email@example.com
or (403-347-3114 extension 4)
Date for Baptism Celebration will be discussed after all the paperwork is completed.
NO Baptisms during Lent.
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 *
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