Baptism Preparation

"You have asked to have your child baptized. In doing so you are accepting the responsibility of training him/her in the faith...do you clearly understand what you are undertaking?"
Excerpt taken from the Ritual for Baptism.

Baptism is the first sacramental sign of the Good News that God's love is for all. Welcome to St. Justin's baptism preparation and congratulations on the birth of your child. Baptisms usually take place Sundays at 1:00 pm. Due to the large number of children presented for baptism we encourage you to register well in advance (2-3 months) prior to your preferred date. First time parents are required to attend the baptism preparation class and godparents are also welcome.

The objectives of a preparation class are:

  • To deepen our understanding of sacrament, grace and baptism.
  • To examine our own faith journey.
  • To become more aware of our responsibilities to educate our children in the faith and of what the Church expects of those who seek the sacrament for their children.
  • To explore ways of educating our children in the faith.

Registration for Baptism

Eight weeks' notice is required for Baptism. Please provide the information requested on the proper application form and return for the attention of the Pastoral Ministry at the parish office. You will be contacted to arrange the date of Baptism.


Suzanne Walton
Pastoral Minister, St Justin's Parish
855 Jalna Blvd.
London, Ontario
N6E 2S2
Send email
519.685.2795 ext 29

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Preparation Cost: A $10.00 fee is requested to subsidize the cost of the preparation materials for this Sacrament.

Thanksgiving Offering: There is no charge for Sacraments. Yet, in appreciation for God's gifts, you are invited to consider a monetary offering to the parish on the day the Sacrament is celebrated.

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