Baptism

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 Baptism

Registration must be made with the Parish office. A preparation workshop is required for first time parents and those whose previous baptism was more than five years ago. A Baptism Preparation Seminar is required for all new or expectant parents. Currently baptism preparation is online.​ To register for Baptism Preparation or to schedule a baptism, please contact Michelle Fraser: 403-278-7556 or mfraser@stbonaventureparish.ca.

Currently baptisms are being celebrated on Saturdays at either  11 am or 12:30 pm. (no baptisms in Lent) These celebrations are held privately for individual families (up to 10 people)

If you wish to book a baptism celebration, please email Michelle Fraser at mfraser@stbonaventureparish.ca

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.

 

For more information on how to begin the process, please contact Michelle Fraser at         403-278-7556 or mfraser@stbonaventureparish.ca​.

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.

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