Canadian Martyrs/Saint Thomas Aquinas
1725 Oxford Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 3Z7
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Phone: (902) 423-3057 | Fax: (902) 484-6944
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Baptism

The Baptism of Christ
The Baptism of Christ
Jan Van Scorel

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
-Matthew 28:19-20, NIV
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, 1212

For those desiring to have their child baptized at Canadian Martyrs or Saint Thomas Aquinas please call 423-3057 or e-mail the . The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated each month following Sunday Mass.

For adults seeking baptism, please contact the about how to enter the RCIA programme to prepare for your baptism.

Questions

Who can be baptized?
Any Catholic child whose parents promise to raise the child in the faith, or any adult after completing the RCIA programme in prepartion.

When are people baptized?
The Sacrament of Baptism for infants is celebrated each month following Sunday Mass. Adults are typically baptized at the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday.

Where can I learn more about Baptism?
A course called Catholicism 201. This course teaches more about the sacraments and more about Catholic life in general.

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