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Daily Reading Baptism

Below, you will find useful information and some informative videos on our program. We hope that you make good use of this space! If you require more information, please contact Parish Office

@ (613) 354- 5354

 Click here for the latest videos from our Baptismal program.

1. Fr  Robert Barron on The Sacrament of Baptism

2.  Sacraments 101: Baptism (why we baptize)

And You can find by clicking here the article with the explanation of the symbols which we use during the celebration of the Sacrament os Baptism

Article #1

Article #2

Welcome to the St. Patrick's Baptismal Program!

Baptism is the first of the sacraments of initiation into the Catholic Church. It makes us adopted children of God, incorporates us into Christ, pardons all our sin, and forms us into God’s people. It confers a permanent relationship ("character") with Jesus Christ and his Church which lasts even should one cease to be an active member of the Catholic community. For this reason a validly baptized Christian is never re-baptized and has the right to a Christian funeral.

Baptism of infants takes place within the first few weeks after birth in the parish Church. It is highly desirable that baptisms take place after Sunday Eucharist. It is important to recall that this sacrament is a church and not a family celebration, that the parents must have the intention of raising the child in the Catholic faith and that both parents and godparents are to be instructed on the serious responsibility they take upon themselves when they present their children for baptism.

Pick up a baptism package from the parish office. Fill it out and return the baptism application form to the parish secretary at the office. An evening Baptismal Preparation course is required if this is your first child or if there is a lapse of 5 years or over since your other child was last baptized.