The Sacrament of Baptism is the first of our seven sacraments. It is through Baptism that the stain of original sin, and any other sin, is wiped away and we become new members of the Body of Christ and the Catholic Church. We extend a special welcome to you if you are trying to find out more about Baptism for yourself, or for your child.
If you are an adult who is seeking more information on how to become a member of the Catholic Church, please refer to The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).
If you have recently become a parent, or your child is a little older, we want to assist you in raising your child in the faith.
Below are some of the frequently asked questions to help you understand the process of having your child baptized. If you have any further questions, please call the parish office at 416-364-0234.
The celebration of all our sacraments are community events and our community is our parish where we live. If you are a Catholic parent living within the boundaries of St. Michael’s Cathedral, or living outside the Cathedral boundaries but are registered and supporting the parish, you may have your child baptized here. If you live in another part of the Archdiocese or in another city, but would like to have your child baptized here for special reasons, please call the parish office to speak with Rev. Michael Simoes to discuss your situation.
To be a sponsor, you must:
• Be at least 16 years or older
• Have received Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation
• Be an active Catholic and be registered at a Catholic parish
• Not be the parent of the one being baptized
• Show evidence of being a registered, active member of a parish, if needed
If you wish, along with the Catholic sponsor, one godparent can be a baptized Protestant Christian in good standing. They would be known as a Christian witness.
Jesus gave us His Sacraments to confer Grace upon us. It is this Grace that strengthens us to live according to His commandments. And this includes all of His sacraments.
We support your decision to commit to each other in a civil marriage and would like to discuss the benefits to you and your relationship of inviting God into your life together by having your marriage “blessed” in the Church. Every situation is a little different, so please discuss this with the priest.