Baptism is the Sacrament through which a person becomes a Christian. In the Roman Catholic Church, children are usually baptized as infants. In such instances, parents and godparents are to participate in a baptism preparation class to learn how to live their responsibility in helping the child grow in the faith.
Older children (7+) and adults who have not been baptized as infants can also receive the sacrament. Parents of older children should contact Marilena Berardinelli– Director of Family Ministry for details:
Adults who wish to be baptized are invited to participate in our R.C.I.A. program (Rite of Christian Initiation).
Frequently Asked Questions
When and where does the class take place?
The next baptismal preparation classes will be held on:
Saturday September 18 (10:00-12:00)
Saturday November 6 (10:00-12:00)
To register for the class, please contact our parish office at (416) 926-7110.
Please note: During the current pandemic, classes will be held online (ZOOM).
Q: What is the cost for class?
There is a $80.00 registration fee for this class (which can be made payable on the day of the class in either cash or cheque made out to “St. Basil’s Parish”).
Q: Who can enrol?
Any parent or godparent who is preparing their child for baptism- regardless of the church or country where the child is being baptized – can enrol in the course.
Please note: During the current pandemic, only parents (and godparents) having a child baptized at St. Basil’s can enrol.
Q: Do both parents need to attend the baptismal preparation class?
A: Yes, both parents must attend the class.
Q: If I have taken the baptismal preparation class before at St. Basil’s or another parish, do I need to take it again?
A: If you have attended a class at St. Basil’s after 2014 you will not have to attend again. However, if you have not attended a class at St. Basil’s than your participation is required.
Q: When are baptisms offered?
A: At St. Basil’s baptisms occur during regularly scheduled weekend Masses (Saturday 5:00pm; Sunday 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm, or 4:30pm). The date of the baptism is only confirmed upon completion of our baptism preparation class.
Please note: During the current pandemic, baptisms occur outside regularly scheduled weekend Masses.
For all inquires regarding booking a baptism at St. Basil’s, please contact our Office Manager: Margaret D’Elia.
To enrol in our baptism preparation course, you can contact the parish office or complete the form below.