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.

 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.


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

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

 Requirements include:

vBaptism Seminar - Register for the online Seminar and download the Seminar and complete above 

Complete the Baptism Registration Form and print, scan and e-mail it to charmaine.marcinek@rdcrs.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 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 charmaine.marcinek@rdcrs.ca 

 

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 (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

 

Please contact us at the parish to register your child at charmaine.marcinek@rdcrs.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
REGISTRATION FORM - PRINT AND COMPLETE
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
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BAPTISM REGISTRATION PART 2 - required
Baptism Registration part 2.docx
Microsoft Word Document 46.9 KB
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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

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
CENSUS FORM
To be completed by all NEW FAMILIES to the Parish. Please print, complete, SCAN and return to this email. (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
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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
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RITE OF BAPTISM FOR A CHILD - for your information about what happens during the Celebration
RITE OF BAPTISM FOR A CHILD.doc
Microsoft Word Document 37.0 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.

 

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