Baptism

Next baptism course:

The next Baptismal course will be held in June
Please register at the office @ 780-674-2662

Baptism is a birth into the Christian community and is in every way as solemn and important as birth itself.

  • In asking to have a child baptized, parents demonstrate their desire to share the life of Christ with their child.
  • In asking to be baptized, adults demonstrate their desire to share in the life of Christ.

Paths to Baptism

  • Parents wishing to have babies baptized are to complete the process outlined below.
  • Parents will register children aged five to twelve in the current Catechism Program for baptism.
  • Adults may join the RCIA Program to prepare for baptism.

Baptismal Process

  1. Baptismal Application

Parents must complete a Baptismal Application including the following items before baptism:

  • a copy of the birth certificate of the child to be baptized
  • copy of a certificate or letter confirming attendance of parents and godparents at a recent baptism class
  • a letter of permission from the pastor of parents who are not members of St. Anne’s Parish

Submit the completed application and accompanying documents to the office of St. Anne’s Parish.

  1. Mandatory Baptism Preparation Class

Baptism class is a prerequisite before having each child baptized.  Parents must attend one ninety-minute class about the Sacrament of Baptism.

St. Anne’s Parish offers a baptism class twice annually.  If parents cannot attend on those dates, please contact the parish priest to discuss the possibility of a class at a more convenient time.

  1. Qualifications for Godparents

A godparent for must be

  • a baptized Catholic who has received the Eucharist and has been Confirmed
  • at least 16 years of age
  • a practicing Catholic who participates in the Eucharistic celebration on Sundays
  • a responsible role model of Catholic faith
  • a willing supporter of the child, encouraging development and growth in the Catholic faith

Additional Clarification:

  • If there are two sponsors, one must be male and the other female.
  • Both godparents do not have to be from the same marriage.
  • The marriage of a godparent must be seen as valid in the eyes of the Catholic Church.
  • A baptized non-Catholic may not sponsor but may serve as a witness alongside a Catholic sponsor.
  • Non-baptized persons may not serve in the role of sponsor or witness.

 Request for Certificate of Baptism

To obtain a certificate of baptism, complete and mail the Baptismal Certificate Form to the parish office.  A certificate is not guaranteed but a complete search will be conducted based on the information provided.