Baptism, a rite of entry into the church, is the sign of new life in Christ. In baptism we are a new creation, born into the life of the church. Water is blessed, poured over the head of the person being baptized as they are named as Christ’s own in the name of God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
At one time it was primarily infants and young children that were baptized, but now it is common for those who come to faith as adults to seek to be received into the household of God through baptism.
For Baptism of Infants and Children:
It is important for the baptism of your child to occur when the community gathers so baptism normally is scheduled on Sunday mornings during the 10:30 worship service. If you would like to have your child baptized at St. Paul's Church, Runnymede, please contact the church office (416-735-5772) to set up an appointment with the clergy.
As with the baptism of infants and children, the baptism of adults normally occurs as part of the regular worship life of the parish. Often times, adults seeking baptism take part in the catechesis program during Lent and are baptized during the Easter Vigil. If you are considering deepening your commitment to your life in Christ and would like to be baptized, speak with one of the clergy to arrange a time to discuss your next steps.