Baptism of Infants
Infant baptisms are normally celebrated on the first and last Sunday of the month, following the last mass.
A parent seeking baptism for their child may begin the process by picking up a Baptism Booklet from the parish office or click here to download it.
Contact: Rosella Lucchitti
Baptism of Children (3-6 years)
The best preparation for baptism for a 3 - 6 year old child is the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (Atrium). This is a child-friendly journey of faith rooted in the Montessori method of education. St. Benedict Parish takes justified pride in its Atrium, which was the first of its kind in Ontario, and has become a centre for training and formation for other centres in the Archdiocese of Toronto and beyond. To reserve your spot, go to Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (Atrium)
Baptism of Children & Youth (6-18 years)
Faith & Family is the place for you! Faith & Family is a process of faith formation and immediate preparation for the sacraments of Baptism, Holy Communion and Confirmation.
It is for children and youth of catechetical age (6-18) who are:
- Catholic and attend public school
- Baptized in another Christian Church and wish to enter the Catholic Church
- Unbaptized and wish to enter the Catholic Church
- are in Grades 3-8 in a Catholic school, are baptized and wish to celebrate Reconciliation or Holy Communion
- are in high school, are baptized, receive holy communion and wish to be confirmed
If any of these scenarios apply to your child and you wish for him / her to receive further faith formation and preparation for the sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, Holy Communion or Confirmation, please consider this an invitation to register your child for our upcoming season of Faith & Family. Registrations are now open until September 10, 2010.
Mondays, October - May, 6:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., parish hall
Contact: Patrizia Soscia 416-741-6556
Baptism of Adults (18+)
The baptism of adults is a longstanding tradition that dates back to the first centuries of the church. Today, the process that guides the baptism of adults is called the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA)
The RCIA is for you adults (18+) who are seeking initiation or full communion with the Roman Catholic Church. This process if for you if:
a. you not baptized and you are therefore seeking initiation into the Church, or
b. you are a baptized Christian (eg: Anglican, Lutheran, United), and are seeking full communion with the Catholic Church.
We welcome your inquiries. Please feel free to contact us so we can arrange an intial meeting to consider your particular situation:RCIA
Contact: Antoniette Pace