“Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons 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, 1213)
Many Catholics receive the sacrament of baptism as infants, in the presence of his or her parents and godparents. Through the saving waters of baptism, Catholics believe that we are washed clean from the stain of original sin (caused by the sin of Adam and Eve). The grace we receive in baptism also makes us children of God the Father and welcomes us into the Catholic Church.
At St. Luke’s Parish we welcome the opportunity to assist you in preparing for this Sacrament. To begin the preparation, please do the following:
- Contact the parish office 604-465-5383 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Complete the Baptism Request Form
- Arrange for the preparation session
Once you have met with the pastor and confirmed the date for your child’s Baptism, we encourage you to celebrate Sunday Mass and become active members of the St. Luke’s faith community.
The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated every Sunday at 12:00 Noon. If you would like to request a different date and time, please speak with the pastor.