At Our Lady Queen of Poland Church, we encourage our parish families to
present their newborn infants for the Sacrament of Baptism soon after
birth, because this sacrament is the foundation of the Christian life.
In Baptism the child, freed from original sin, becomes an heir to the
Kingdom of God, receiving the theological virtues of faith, hope and
charity and the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit. Through Baptism the
child now has access to the other sacraments.
Noah's ark is seen as a prefiguring of salvation by Baptism, for by it a
few were saved through water. When the Jews fled Egypt by crossing the
Red Sea, Israel was liberated from the slavery of Pharaoh; in like
manner, the baptized is freed from the tyranny of sin and Satan by the
waters of holy Baptism.
Arrangements for infant baptism must be made in advance, at least least
1 month prior to the planned Baptism date. Parents should be
members of the parish, and godparents should be practicing Catholics,
who have received the Sacrament of Confirmation and are at least 16
years of age. Parents and godparents are required to take the Baptism
Please call Parish Office at
780-439-8800 for more information. When making arrangements for the
Sacrament of Baptism, we ask you to review the information about the
Sacrament of Baptism, found below, before contacting the parish office.