Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons 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.”
Infant Baptisms are arranged through the office. Please call
A Baptism Preparation seminar is required for all new or expectant parents. We begin at 8:45 am and finish at approximately 12:30 pm.
All baptism celebrations are the 2nd and 3rd Sundays of each month after the noon mass.
(except during Lent)
There is no cost to attend a baptism preparation session, but you do need to pre-register by calling the office. If at all possible, please arrange for child care for the morning. If your child is a newborn and needs the care of their mother, you are welcome to bring them along.
“The proclamation of the Gospel and its acceptance in faith reach their fullness in the celebration of the sacraments.”
— Pope Saint John Paul II,
Familiaris Consortio #55
Baptism of Older Children and Adults
If your child aged seven or older is not yet baptized, we welcome you to begin the sacramental journey with us.
Please call 403-278-7556 more information on how to begin the process.
If you are an adult who wishes to be baptized, refer to the Becoming Catholic page of the website for more information.
Sacraments 101: Baptism
Why, exactly, do Catholics have the practice of baptizing infants? What is the purpose of baptism and who can celebrate the sacrament of Baptism? Do the godparents of our child need to be married to each other? These are questions and more are answered in this edition of "Sacraments 101," a web video series geared for those who'd like an introduction or refresher course on these important, tangible Catholic experiences of God. Baptism is the beginning of the sacramental life of the Church.