Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism is often called “the door of the Church,” because it is the first of the seven sacraments not only in time (since most Catholics receive it as infants) but in priority, since the reception of the other sacraments depends on it.

Once baptized, a person becomes a member of the Church – and not just in this parish, but of the whole Catholic church worldwide.

Baptism Preparation:  Baptism Preparation class will be done virtually. Please contact Jon and Mykaela Van Soest for instructions: jonandmykaela@live.ca .

Before Baptism can take place, parents must complete the Baptismal Preparation Class. Baptism Preparation classes are being done virtually. Please contact Jon and Mykaela Van Soest at jonandmykaela@live.ca  Godparents are encouraged to take part in the Baptism Preparation class as well. Parents can take the classes before the child is born.

Parents requesting Baptism must contact the Parish office by calling 780-632-3272 during office hours. Parents must bring the child’s Birth Certificate to the office so we can photocopy and record it, and please also complete, print and bring in (or email to: stmartintours.vegreville@caedm.ca) this form: 603A_BaptismOfAChildForm2Jan20

Baptism Celebrations

Infant Baptism: can be scheduled to take place at Mass or outside of Mass. Please contact the office or download  the link above for a registration form. Complete and email it to the office with a copy of the front and back of your child’s government issued  Birth Registration for documentation. First time parents must complete the Baptism Preparation Course.

Please Note for all Sacramental Classes: All registrations for all sacraments must be complete and in the office, prior to the beginning of classes. To register for Sacramental Classes please come in to the office in person or call the parish office at 780-632-3272.