Ontario Baptisms and Naming Ceremonies
A Welcoming Ceremony is a very special way of celebrating the birth of your child and welcoming the new arrival into the family and the wider community. It is also ideally suited to welcome and celebrate an adoptive child into the family or to embrace stepchildren into a new family. A perfect way to help bond a family unit. Child blessing ceremonies always do this.
It's also an great opportunity to declare before family and friends, your promises to be as good a parent as you can, and for adult friends or relatives to confirm their special relationship with your child.
There are two types of Welcoming Ceremonies. One is called a Baptism ceremony (or Christening ceremony), the other is called a Naming ceremony. The Baptism ceremony is religious the Naming ceremony while very spiritual is not.
During the happy Baptism ceremony or Naming ceremony celebration the child receives a name and the parents pledge themselves to provide a good environment for their child.
Who can hold a child Welcoming Ceremony?
Married or unmarried couples, single parents, gay parents. All may access our services. There is no pressure on anyone to explain their own spirituality or lifestyles. The parents are not asked to affirm anything they do not believe or to involve themselves in any organization. Either ceremony may be held at a location of the parents choosing. In your home, a park, a hotel, etc.
A beautiful naming Ceremony or a nice baptism ceremony in your home surrounded by family and friends is a wonderful experience. Invite family and friends to the ceremony and celebrate the arrival of your blessed child. Our team of experienced, talented, male and female ceremony celebrants are available conduct civil or spiritual ceremonies for your special day.
The welcoming ceremony had a personal quality, with the beautiful poem and readings, that made it special for us as parents. The extra TLC you added to the ceremony made it extra special. You were warm and friendly, organized and thoughtful and we would have you back anytime! Thanks again for a wonderful memory!