Jesus touches our lives through the sacraments. Our celebrations of the sacraments are signs of Jesus’ presence in our lives and a means for receiving his grace.

Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), 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: "Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word." (Catechism of the Catholic Church § 1213)

To read more about the Sacrament of Baptism, please click here: "The Sacrament of Baptism, Catechism of the Catholic Church" 


A. Infant Baptism

  • Parents must be parishioners or attending Mass at the Cathedral
  • Filled-out "Baptism of a Child Form"
  • Complete Baptismal Preparation with the Cathedral Rector

B. Baptism of Children within Catechetical Age (7 and up)

C. Adult Baptism

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) was restored after the Second Vatican Council.  This means that the normal procedure for preparing and welcoming adults into the Catholic Church is as follows:

  1. a period of evangelization and precatechumenate
  2. acceptance into the order of catechumens in a liturgical rite in which the candidates express a desire to respond to God’s call and the Church accepts their expression
  3. a period of the catechumenate
  4. a liturgical rite of election or enrollment of names, celebrated on the First Sunday of Lent
  5. a period of purification and enlightenment, during the Lenten season
  6. the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation during the Easter Vigil; and
  7. a period of postbaptismal catechesis, known as mystagogy.
  • Meet with the Cathedral Rector
  • Filled-out the "RCIA Form"
  • Journey through the RCIA process 

For more information call the parish office (250-564-5225) or email ( with the subject line "Baptism"


Cathedral Office Hours

Tuesday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Wednesday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Thursday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Friday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Contact Us

887 Patricia Blvd., Prince George, BC V2L 3V5
(250) 564-5225