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Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism, the first of the three sacraments of initiation, is also the first of the seven sacraments in the Catholic Church. It removes the guilt and effects of Original Sin and incorporates the baptized into the Church, the Mystical Body of Christ on earth. We cannot be saved without Baptism.

Christ Himself ordered His disciples to preach the Gospel to all nations and to baptize those who accept the message of the Gospel. In His encounter with Nicodemus (John 3: 1-21), Christ made it clear that baptism was necessary for salvation: "Amen, amen I say to thee unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." For Catholics, the sacrament is not a mere formality; it is the very mark of a Christian because it brings us into a new life in Christ.

    Eight weeks notice is required for Baptism.

     

    Please provide the information requested using this only form. 

    You will be contacted to arrange the date of Baptism.

    Preparation Cost:  A $10.00 fee is requested to subsidize the cost of the preparation materials for this Sacrament. Due at time of registration. (via e-transfer to stjustins@dol.ca)

    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.