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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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1) Where can I consult the Catechism of the Catholic Church?
2) What version of the Bible is officially used in Canada?
3) How do I go about getting a papal blessing for a 50th wedding anniversary?
4) How do I return to the Catholic Church?
5) How do I get a copy of my baptism certificate?

1) Where can I consult the Catechism of the Catholic Church?
The Catechism of the Catholic Church is the official reference for Catholic doctrine, encompassing questions of faith and morals.

To order your copy, visit:
http://www.cccbpublications.ca
It is available online for consultation at the following link:
http://www.vatican.va/archive/catechism/ccc_toc.htm

2) What version of the Bible is officially used in Canada?
The Bible approved for use in Canada is the New Revised Standard Bible (NRSV).

3) How do I go about getting a papal blessing for a 50th wedding anniversary?
To obtain a papal blessing to highlight a 50th wedding anniversary, you need to contact your parish office.

4) How do I return to the Catholic Church?
The first thing you should know is that you never left the Church. Through your baptism, you always remained Catholic.
However, if you've been away from the Church for several years, it would be good to take a refresher course. For example, there is a course called Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). Although you are not preparing for sacraments of initiation, it would be a good place to become re-acquainted with the Church. Also, if your parish offers a bible study, this would also be a good place to start.

5) How do I get a copy of my baptism certificate?
To obtain a copy of a Sacramental record, you will need to contact the chancery office of your diocese. The contact information for the dioceses of Canada can be found here.

Last Updated on Wednesday, November 03 2010  
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Canada’s oldest diocese, the Archdiocese of Quebec, was established in 1674. Most Reverend François de Laval was its first Bishop.