St. Paul the Apostle
Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as children of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission:
"Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word."
Baptism of your child ideally takes place within the first few months after birth, but can happen later.
We are delighted that you are seeking baptism for your child with our parish.
Baptisms are celebrated September to June on scheduled Sundays at 2:00pm. The actual dates vary each month. Once your Baptsim Request has been processed you will be given options for a date.
We are currently fully booked for all Spring baptism dates. We are accepting registations for Fall baptisms and those dates will be set soon.
Parents seeking baptism must be registered and practicting the faith with the parish. If parents reside outside of the boundaries of this parish they will be required to present a letter of permission from the pastor of the parish in which they reside.
One parent of the child must be Baptized Roman (Latin) Catholic and must present their own Record of Baptism.
Parents are required to participate in our Baptism Preparation formation prior to the Baptism of their child.
Parents are asked to submit a Request for Baptism form to the Pastoral Assistant, Arden Ouellette via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once received parents will receive a follow up call to review the request and ensure all requirements are in order and to dicuss the Baptism Preparation. At that time a date for baptism will be set. Please allow 1-2 weeks after sending the request for the follow up call.
God Parent Guidelines:
It is important to know the requirements of a godparent prior to choosing someone to fulfill this very importnat role.
A God Parent must be a Baptised, Confirmed and practicing Catholic, age 16 and up and cannot be a parent of the child to be baptized.
For more information about the criteria for God Parents please read the requirement guidlines.