We are delighted by your interest in finding out more about Baptism for your child! Deciding to baptize your child means that you are willing to take on the responsibility of raising your child in the Catholic Faith. It is the beginning of your child's journey of faith which will last a lifetime.

First Step: Completing the Baptism Registration Form and choosing a Godparent(s).

Start the Baptismal process by downloading & completing the Baptismal Registration Form (CLICK HERE). If you are not already a registered parishioner, we strongly encourage you to complete the Parish Registration Form (CLICK HERE) as well.

Then choose your child’s Godparents. A godparents role is to support the parents in the Catholic upbringing of their child and he/ she  is called to model what it means to live as a Catholic Christian. Therefore, a Godparent must be a practicing Catholic who has received the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation and must be mature enough (at least 16 years of age) to undertake this role. Only one Godparent is required, however, if you do choose two, it should be one godmother and one godfather. If choosing a second godparent, they must also be Catholic or a validly baptized Christian and would then serve as a Christian Witness. A married Godparent, must have been married in the Catholic Church. For more information on Baptism and Godparents please visit the following link.

Second Step: Gathering all the required documents
We will need the following documents:
• Copies of Catholic parent(s) baptismal certificate;
• Copies of the Godparent(s) (and if applicable, Christian Witness’s) baptismal certificate and the date the Godparent(s) received the Sacrament of Confirmation;
• Copy of your child’s birth certificate.

Third Step: Meeting with the parish priest
Once you have all of the required documents, please call the parish office at 905-665-6470 to arrange a baptism interview with Fr Laszlo or the Associate Pastor. During this appointment, you will be given information on available dates and receive information on the Baptismal Preparation.

Required Documents to bring with you to the interview:
• Completed Baptism Registration Form;
• Completed Parish Member Registration Form (if applicable);
• Copies of Catholic parent(s) baptismal certificate;
• Copies of the Godparent(s) (and if applicable, Christian Witness’s) baptismal certificate;
• Copy of your child’s birth certificate.

Fourth Step: Baptism Preparation Course
You and your child's godparent(s) are encouraged to spend time reflecting on your own faith experience, your relationship with God, and how this child will share that experience. You should be committed to practicing your faith, growing in the knowledge of your faith, and deepening your own prayer life and that of your family. Without such a commitment, the Baptism of your child will be simply a special day, rather than the beginning of a life-long journey of faith.

We understand the demands of juggling faith, family & work which is why we designed an online Baptismal Preparation Course that the parents and godparents, can watch on their own time from the comfort of their home. It includes a series of engaging videos followed by short questions on the message to help you reflect. Once the online course is completed, parents and godparents are called for a session at the church on the 1st Sunday of the month right after the 12:30 Mass. Baptism itself takes place on the 2nd & 3rd Sunday of that same month

If you are an adult who is seeking more information on how to become a member of the Catholic Church, please refer to The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).

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