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Baptisms are held at 2:30 pm in the Church on scheduled Saturdays of the month.
Baptism Classes are on designated dates and times below.

Requirements for Baptism:

  • Parents must be registered parishioners of St. Mary’s Parish or the family must reside within the territory of St. Mary’s Parish
  • For non-parishioners, please provide a Letter of Permission from the pastor of your parish.
  • Baptism Request Form
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Parents to attend a Baptism Preparation Class before the date of the Baptism

Submit the completed request form and copy of the birth certificate by email to reception.smarv@rcav.org or fax to 604-439-9413.

Upon receipt of the form, the parish office will call you to set dates.

Additional Information:

We do not rent facilities for Baptismal parties or receptions.

For other inquiries, please visit the parish office during business hours or call 604-435-9611 (ext. 0).

2020 Schedule


2:30 PM


1:00 PM

church basement

Jan 4, 25
Feb 1, 29 Feb 1 & 8
Mar 7, 28
Apr 4, 25
May 2, 30 May 16 & 23
Jun 6, 27
Jul 4, 25
Aug 1, 29 Aug 8 & 15
Sep 5, 26
Oct 3, 31
Nov 7, 28 Nov 14 & 21
Dec 5, 26

Pope Francis on the meaning of baptism

Published on Jan 15, 2014
Pope Francis spoke about the meaning of baptism at his weekly general audience Jan. 15.

The Sacrament of Baptism (USCCB)

Uploaded on May 27, 2010
When many of us were baptized, say a half century or so ago, the concern was to rush to have a child baptized right away to remove original sin and allow the child to receive sanctifying grace and make him or her a temple of God. Today, we have an appreciation of this sacrament as part of something larger, initiation into the Church. Featuring Msgr. John Zenz, of the archdiocese of Detroit.

Bishop Robert Barron on The Sacrament of Baptism

Published on Jul 17, 2013
Another part of a video series from Wordonfire.org. Father Barron will be commenting on subjects from modern day culture. For more visit http://www.wordonfire.org/

Reborn: You, Your Child, and the Heart of Baptism (Trailer)

Uploaded by Lighthouse Catholic Media on October 6, 2015
REBORN explores the deeply personal power of Baptism, bringing to light the spiritual reality for parents and godparents and, most importantly, the child being baptized. Rendered with a cinematic beauty that’s become the hallmark of the Augustine Institute’s film productions, REBORN presents the foundation of the Church’s teaching on Baptism, with a step-by-step explanation of the rite itself, including its profound place in Scripture and Tradition.