Baptism

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The Sacrament of Baptism is often called “the door of the Church,” because once baptized, a person becomes a member of the Church – and not just in this parish, but of the whole Catholic Church worldwide.

Baptism of Children

Our parish offers Baptism on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at the 11:30 am Sunday Mass. Scheduling is done on, before or after parents/sponsors (godparents) attend the Baptism Preparation Course. Please ensure the date is available before making other preparations in case the date you are hoping for is not available.

To confirm availability of date please contact Baptism Ministry Leader at 780-473-4259 ext 3.

Our next baptism prep course is on September 19, 2024, at 7:30 p.m (scroll down to register). 

The Sacrament of Baptism for infants to age 7 is the first of the Sacraments of Initiation by which your child becomes a member of the Body of Christ, the Church. In the waters of Baptism, your child participates in the dying and rising to new life with Jesus Christ.

 Through Baptism, a child begins a journey of faith with God, supported by the Catholic Christian Community. St. Dominic Savio Parish considers the Celebration of Baptism a special time for family, friends, and the entire parish community.

Please Note: One sponsor, male or female, is sufficient; but there may be two, one of each [sex] (c.873). The sponsor must NOT be either the father or the mother of the one to be baptized (c.874 §1,5°). The sponsor must have received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist, be a practicing Catholic, and be at least 16 years of age (c.874). The reception of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist) of the sponsor is to be verified (c. 874 § 1, 2°- 4°).

Baptism of Adults

Preparation for adult Baptism takes place within the RCIA process. Adults celebrate the three Sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. The journey is one of growing discipleship, determined by individual readiness and not the calendar.

Older Children

Preparation for Baptism for children of catechetical age (seven or older) takes place within the RCIA adapted for children.

For more information, contact Parish Office at 780-473-4259 ext 2 or email stdominicsavio.sacraments@caedm.ca.

Register for Baptism Preparation Class: September 19, 2024, at 7:30 p.m