Holy Baptism is the spiritual beginning of our Christian life. Through Baptism we are freed from original sin and embrace and proclaim ourselves as children of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: "Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word." (Catechism of the Catholic Church)
St. Martha's Parish offers Baptism all ages.
We require the following at St. Martha's Parish:
A copy of the participants Birth Certificate
A Baptism certificate of one Parent
A godparents confirmation certificate
Both parents needs to come into the office to fill out required forms.
If you are requesting baptism for your child you will need to fill out the forms of request, send all documents, and schedule a meeting with Father before booking the date of the baptism. If you wish to receive information about baptisms and cannot make it to the office between 9-4 Monday - Friday please contact our sacraments director at email@example.com
If you are requesting baptism for yourself please email the sacraments director at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sarah at 403-381-8991 to discuss which program and form you will need to fill out.
Process of Infant/child Baptism Our program consists of an initial interview with the pastor and/or pastoral assistant. (Usually we would have a workshop but due to covid and restrictions we are not able to at this time) and finally the celebration of your baby's baptism.
A folder of materials related to baptism is provided for pick up from the parish office. Office hours are Monday-Friday 9am-4pm. It is necessary for both parents to familiarize themselves with the materials for a better appreciation and understanding of the sacrament of baptism. After studying the materials, filling out forms and having a meeting with Father, you will be able to schedule your baptism.
Families from other parishes are required to obtain written permission from their respective pastors.
We look forward to meeting with you and sharing in this blessed time of your lives!
After all forms and certificates are brought in, you will book an interview and meet and greet with Father to discuss the baptism. The offered time for that is Thursday 6pm or Friday 6pm.