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 for all ages. If you are seeking teenager or adult baptism, then click here to learn more about RCIA, the process by which the Church baptizes adults.
For infant baptism, we require the following documentation:
The baptismal application form
A copy of the participant's birth certificate
A Catholic baptism certificate for one of the child's parents
The godparents' confirmation certificates or acceptable proof of their Catholic confirmation. In order to serve as a godparent, one must be a practicing Catholic over 16 years of age. You may select one or two godparents, but if you select two, you must select one man and one woman.
Before booking the date of the baptism, you will need to fill out the application form, send in all required documentation, and schedule a baptismal preparation meeting with Fr. William.
If you have any other questions, please email Zachary, our sacramental preparation coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also call him at 403-381-8991 during office hours to discuss additional details and further questions.
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 the necessary forms and certificates have been received, the parents will attend our parish's baptismal preparation program. Starting in October 2022, these classes will run at 10:00 AM on the last Saturday of every month at the church. If, for any reason, you cannot make that work, we will happily work with you to make an accommodation.
Baptisms will now be celebrated on the first Saturday of each month, starting in November 2022. Once again, if you are unable to make that work, we will work with you to find an alternative time!