God’s love and salvation are offered to us as a Gift which we cannot earn. Baptism is God’s Gift of New Life – the Risen Life of our Lord Jesus Christ! This first Sacrament is our first personal encounter with Christ himself. Jesus comes to us and lives in us and among us.
All 7 Sacraments have great power and have potential to transform us starting with Infant Baptism the most ancient tradition of the Church. The initial joy, gratitude and commitment is offered by the parents, godparents and the entire Christian community. The child’s personal response will come at a later time.
As your child is marked by His Sign of the Cross and washed in the waters of Baptism, parents and godparents show the world this child belongs to God and promise to raise the child in Christ’s Light and Life! Congratulations!
Enjoy God’s Gift of your child!
For the interview, please bring:
- Proof that at least 1 parent is Catholic (e.g.: Baptism, Confirmation certificates)
- A church Marriage certificate indicating where you were married.
- If you are not registered parishioners here, a letter from a priest in your parish permitting the baptism to take place here.
- Proof that at least one of your Godpar-ents is a Catholic, has been Confirmed & married in the Catholic church (if married). The other Godparent can be a Christian of another faith. There may only be two (2) Godparents.
Baptism Sessions There are two (2) baptismal classes (part 1 & 2) for parents & godparents wishing to have their child baptized.
The Deacon will assign your actual class dates. These take place on the 3rd and 4th Thursday nights of each month.
A suggested offering of $50.00 is to be made at one of the sessions or at the Parish office prior to the baptism of your child.
Baptisms take place the 2nd & 3rd Sundays of each month at 3:00pm in English. Certificates are mailed upon completion.
When you welcomed & brought your child into your life, you chose to clothe, nourish, house, protect and educate this child.
As you approach the Church to have your child baptized, you are saying that your Faith is also important to you.
You wish to have your child become a member of a much larger family called the Church.
Are you now ready to share your Faith and the values that flow from that Faith with your child? It is a great responsibility that you undertake. However, it is also one that opens the door to countless Blessings for you and your child.
You are allowing a True Friend to touch the life of your child. That friend is Jesus who calls the little children to come close to Him so that he may bless them and take them under His wing. Thank you for choosing this for your child!
Contact us now to arrange your meeting with the Deacon:
By phone: 416-241-3101