IF YOU ARE NEW TO
ST MARY'S PARISH
have not officially registered at the Parish
or have had changes to your church file
in the last 2 years,
Please complete the
Parish Registration Form and PIPA Form
click button below, download, complete, scan and send back to StMarys.RedDeer@caedm.ca
Baptism Registration Forms
Welcome to St Mary's Parish.
We are so please that you are considering having your child
Baptized here at St Mary's Parish.
Requirements for Baptism:
Please read through the attached information
and download as needed the documents to print.
Complete all the documentation and return to the Parish Office
These are Legal Documents so you will need a witness signature for each. (REQUIRED)
Once complete, please scan or take a clear picture of all forms and send it back to email above
along with a copy of your child's Birth Certificate (REQUIRED)
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 according to the church
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 of the first, over the age of 16 years and be at least Baptized in a recognized Faith (Christian 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 @ www.caedm.ca