Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38)
The sacrament of Baptism is the beginning of life- because of original sin, we come into the world with a soul which is supernaturally dead. We come into the world with only the natural endowments of human nature. The supernatural life which is the result of God's personal and intimate indwelling, is absent from the soul. Jesus instituted the sacrament of Baptism to apply to each individual soul the atonement which He made on the Cross for original sin.
At Our Lady of Lourdes, the Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated by appointment. Parents may request the Sacrament of Baptism for their child by contacting the parish office. A meeting will then be arranged between the parents and pastoral staff to discuss the date of the celebration and any necessary preparation.
For more information and to book a Baptism appointment , please contact Fr. Rafal Tomon at the parish office at (519) 886-0342 ext.4
Adults seeking the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist for themselves are invited to contact the parish office for information about the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Child not Baptized?
Here is what you need to know ...
The Church wants you to know more about baptism and the choice you are making for your child.
Church law says that a child who is under the age of 7 can be initiated into the Catholic Church simply by being baptized. Once a child has completed grade 2, that is no longer true.
Baptism is the first step in initiation into the Catholic Church
There are 3 sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation
A child who has completed grade 2 or who is older will receive special instruction appropriate to his or her age and will receive the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation and Eucharist at the same celebration.
The instruction will take much longer than for Baptism alone but will prepare your child very well to understand the faith and the Church.
The Church is always joyful to welcome new believers. As you consider what is best for your child