The next Baptism preparation classes will be Sat., March 17, & September 22, 2018. The session is from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM for first-time parents. The session for returning parents ends at 11:00. Coffee/muffins are served starting at 8:00 AM. The child to be Baptized is not required at the session. Godparents are welcome to attend with the parents.
Parents are encouraged to register as soon as possible, and may complete the preparation prior to the birth of the child. Call the office, at 306-949-7678.
Dates for Baptisms:
Saturday, April 14, 2018 – 5:00 pm Mass
Sunday, April 15, 2018 – 9:00 am & 11:00 am Mass
Saturday, October 20, 2018 – 5:00 pm Mass
Sunday, October 21, 2018 – 9:00 am & 11:00 am Mass
If you are new to the area or are not currently registered at Holy Family, you may register your family when you call. If you are currently a member of another parish, you must obtain permission from your parish priest to receive Sacraments and/or preparation at Holy Family. Please note that attendance at the preparation class is mandatory prior to the Baptism, except in the circumstance of serious illness of the child.
The birth certificate is required to verify spelling of names, and date and place of birth as it will appear on the Baptismal Certificate and in parish records. The certificate may be brought to the office or photographed and emailed.
Enrollment fee is $30 ($50 for more than one child). This may be paid in cash or by cheque payable to Holy Family Parish. Payment may be made during regular office hours, or placed in the collection basket at Mass. Please indicate “Baptism registration” on the envelope. Private Baptisms which may be arranged shall have a stipend of $250.
Regarding Godparents — Only one godparent is required for the candidate being Baptized. This person must:
- be age 16 or older;
- be a Confirmed Catholic receiving the sacrament of the Eucharist;
- if married, said marriage is recognized and recorded by the Catholic Church;
- lead a life of faith in keeping with the function to be taken on;
- not be the father or mother of the one to be Baptized.
There is to be only one male sponsor (godfather), or one female sponsor (godmother), or one of each.
In order to show eligibility of a godparent, please contact the parish of Baptism to request an updated certificate of Baptism with notations. Most parishes are able to send this document electronically, directly to Holy Family.