Baptism is the sacrament of new life that gives us our identity as Christians. At All Saints’ Westboro it is always a time of celebration.
We baptize people of all ages during our main worship service at four times of the year: All Saints’ Day (around November 1st); on the Sunday of the Baptism of our Lord (the second Sunday of January); at the Great Vigil of Easter (the Saturday night of Easter weekend); and on the Feast of Pentecost (usually in May or June).
Whether it is the baptism of infants and younger children, or the baptism of older youth and adults, we do hold a period of preparation for the Baptism. Those seeking baptism are brought together for a series of sessions. Baptism is a wonderful event as we celebrate these individuals who are entering the Christian family and beginning their lives as disciples of Jesus.
Weddings are a part of our life of celebration here at All Saints’ Westboro. Those who seek to be married at All Saints’ Westboro are those for whom this is a spiritual home; regular attendees of worship and participants in our parish life.
Whether they've been at All Saints’ Westboro for many years or are relative newcomers, couples who come to All Saints’ Westboro to be married have many questions regarding details and requirements. Many of these questions are best answered in conversation with the clergy who will share a brochure with them. Couples being married at All Saints’ Westboro will meet with the clergy prior to their wedding and are required to attend a weekend-long Marriage Preparation Course offered by the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa. In addition, couples work closely with the parish musician in preparing some of the details of their ceremony.
A Christian funeral is a time for family and close friends to celebrate a life lived and an opportunity to commend a loved one to God’s eternal love.