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Our parish community welcomes the opportunity to share with you the celebration of your child’s baptism. Baptism preparation is designed to:

  • Welcome parents and invite them to a deeper involvement in the life of their parish community.
  • Lead parents to a deeper understanding of the sacrament of baptism and of the commitment it requires of them.
  • Help parents discern their readiness to celebrate their child’s baptism.
  • Support and strengthen parents’ relationship with the Church.
  • Prepare parents to enter into the liturgical celebration of their child’s baptism with “full conscious and active participation.”

Baptism Preparation is a pre-requisite for all parents seeking to baptize their children. Please contact the parish office two to three months prior to the baptism of your child.

Baptism Preparation Classes Fall 2020 / Winter 2021
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the Church

Pre-registration and all other covid-19 safety protocols in place

  • November 10, 2020
  • December 8, 2020
  • January 12, 2021
  • February 9, 2021

Baptism Celebrations Fall 2020 / Winter 2021
Pre-registration and all other covid-19 safety protocols in place
Sundays  at 2:30 p.m. in the Church

  • November 15
  • November 22
  • December 20
  • December 27
  • January 17
  • January 24

For more information please call the Parish Office at 780-467-5470 or email sacraments@olph.ca

Download the application form here:  Baptism Form

The documents we need with your form are as follows:
*    A copy of the child’s birth certificate
*    Proof of baptism of one of the child’s parents, such as a baptism certificate or a confirmation certificate
*    Proof of baptism of one of the child’s godparents, again such as a baptism certificate or a confirmation certificate. (You only need one godparent, a practising Catholic; you may have two godparents, the second should be baptized Christian but does not have to be Catholic, that godparent we call a Christian witness.)

*    You can scan the documents and email them to us at  sacraments@olph.ca. We’ll print them out here and attach them to the application for baptism form.

*    The Names and Phone Numbers of everyone coming to the church for the baptism (covid requirement). Please include a Must Attend List, and a Space Permitting List for additional family –

*     Please note the celebrations will be livestreamed at olph.ca/video

Along with the pre-registration of those attending the celebration, other covid safety protocols we have in place  include: a limit on number of people in the church for each celebration, assigned seating to ensure physical distancing, health screening at the entrance, single entrance and exit doors, hand-cleaning and face masks required. For the rite of Baptism, at this time it is “non-contact” ie: Father uses a q-tip to anoint the children with the sacred oils and pours the Holy Water from a pitcher (the font is empty)