If you are a Catholic parent and wish to have a child who is under 7 years of age baptized, the process is relatively straightforward, If you are first time parents, this time is particularly exciting and you may have many questions regarding the baptism of your child. The following information will strive to answer some of your questions if you wish to have your child baptized at St. Elizabeth Parish.
Frequently Asked Questions
When are Baptisms offered?
Baptisms at St. Elizabeth are scheduled once a month, usually on the third Sunday of the month.
If this is your first child, you will be required to attend a Baptism preparation session. A Baptism date cannot be booked until the Baptism preparation has been completed.
Do I need to be a parishioner to have my child baptized at St. Elizabeth?
If you are not a parishioner and do not live in the parish boundaries, it will be necessary to obtain a letter of permission from your home parish to have your child baptized at St. Elizabeth Parish. If none of that applies, please contact the Parish Office (613-725-2242) for more information.
Requirements for Godparents(Sponsors)
Godparents must be Christian and at least one must be a confirmed Catholic, that is at least 16 years of age. A baptized person from another Christian denomination may be admitted as a Christian witness. Only one sponsor is required, but if two are chosen, they must be one male and one female.
How do we register for the Baptism of our child?
To start the process for Baptism, please contact the Parish Office (613-725-2242) and complete and return the Baptismal Registration Form.