The Sacrament of Baptism

Welcome to the Baptism page of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Saskatoon, SK. We are honoured that you have chosen to celebrate this special sacrament with us. Our goal is to provide a meaningful and enriching Baptism experience for your child and entire family. At Our Lady of Guadalupe, we understand the significance of the Sacrament of Baptism in the life of a Catholic.

"Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit 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."

This opening paragraph of the section on baptism in the Catechism of the Catholic Church clearly presents what the Church is trying to accomplish through the sacrament of baptism. Jesus began His public life after asking John to baptize Him in the River Jordan. Jesus of course was without sin, and did not need to be baptized by John but he insisted, in order "to fulfill all righteousness." After his resurrection, Christ said to His apostles, "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you."

1. Fill out a Baptismal Information Form

You may download this form here, complete it in your computer and email it to ghill@rcdos.ca Forms are also available at the parish office. Click here to download: Baptism Information Form.

  • A copy of the Baptism certificate of one parent and both Godparents (at least one practicing Catholic) is necessary.
  • At least one parent must be a Baptized Catholic to ensure that the child will be brought up in the Catholic faith, and provide a copy of their baptism certificate.

2. Choose Godparents

Prerequisites for Godparents

Usually there are two Godparents, at least one must be:

  • Baptized and Confirmed Catholic (need to provide copy of baptism certificate)
  • At least sixteen years of age
  • One male and/or one female, although one Godparent is sufficient
  • Practicing their faith and a prayer life centred in the Eucharist
  • Willing to help educate and nurture the Catholic faith to the child
  • Willing to develop a spiritual relationship with your child throughout their lives A baptized person who belongs to a non-Catholic community may participate, along with a Catholic godparent, as a Christian witness of the baptism.

3. Provide Baptismal Certificates

A copy of the Baptism certificate of one parent and both Godparents (at least one practicing Catholic) is necessary. At least one parent must be a Baptized Catholic to ensure that the child will be brought up in the Catholic faith, and provide a copy of their baptism certificate.

4. Parent Preparation

Parents are asked to attend two 2 hour sessions. Please call the office for more information: (306) 653-4945;