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Catholic Baptistism Certificate replacement

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Catholic Baptistism Certificate replacement

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Because I was baptized in Hong Kong when I was a child, I have misplaced my baptizism certificate while I moved here in Canada.

Any suggestions on who I should contact and what I should do?

Thanks in advance.
Last edited by donduck on Apr 21st, 2017 2:59 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Contact the parish office where you were baptized, they will reissue a copy.

Or, have your child baptized...
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Nov 13, 2013
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How closely do they look at this stuff? I mean how would they know what a
Hong Kong certificate looks like?
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Such a weird system. "Sure, we can let your kid go to this school as long as you can prove that as a child you took part in a ceremonial dunking."
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natalka wrote:
Apr 21st, 2017 4:59 pm
Contact the parish office where you were baptized, they will reissue a copy.

Or, have your child baptized...
This is what we had to do. A family member requested for a copy for us.
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fogetmylogin wrote:
Apr 21st, 2017 8:17 pm
How closely do they look at this stuff? I mean how would they know what a
Hong Kong certificate looks like?
Yeah Ontario is so weird sometimes. Crazy how many busses go by my house. Public English, Public French Immersionl Catholic English, Catholic French etc. Without all these choices in the city we wouldn't even need busses kids could just walk to school.
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fogetmylogin wrote:
Apr 22nd, 2017 3:36 pm
Yeah Ontario is so weird sometimes. Crazy how many busses go by my house. Public English, Public French Immersionl Catholic English, Catholic French etc. Without all these choices in the city we wouldn't even need busses kids could just walk to school.
Not all of ON, as the OCSB (here in Ottawa), accepts non-catholic students.
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If you remember which parish in HK that you were baptized in, you can just contact the parish directly. I needed to request updated baptismal cert when I got married so I emailed the HK parish and got the replacement mailed to me.
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vkizzle wrote:
Apr 24th, 2017 10:38 am
Not all of ON, as the OCSB (here in Ottawa), accepts non-catholic students.
If space allows though right? I assume they can't kick you out midway through elementary school?
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fogetmylogin wrote:
Apr 24th, 2017 7:39 pm
If space allows though right? I assume they can't kick you out midway through elementary school?
That's correct and after elementary, they have to accept HS students who are applying within their zone.
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fogetmylogin wrote:
Apr 22nd, 2017 3:36 pm
Yeah Ontario is so weird sometimes. Crazy how many busses go by my house. Public English, Public French Immersionl Catholic English, Catholic French etc. Without all these choices in the city we wouldn't even need busses kids could just walk to school.
It was getting so expensive with the buses here that the separate and public school board teamed up by staggering start times for schools. Some school start just before 8, while others start around 9:30 or so.
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jeff1970 wrote:
Apr 25th, 2017 8:45 am
It was getting so expensive with the buses here that the separate and public school board teamed up by staggering start times for schools. Some school start just before 8, while others start around 9:30 or so.
Of course think of how much they would save with one school board and no need for buses (in cities) at all.
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What if I don't know/remember what my HK parish was. Honestly I am ashamed that I don't know what a parish is........
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I'm also very Catholic, I contacted the parish I was baptized in and was able to pick up the certificate and its stamped just as good as the official one. good luck
Thanks
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donduck wrote:
May 1st, 2017 2:26 pm
What if I don't know/remember what my HK parish was. Honestly I am ashamed that I don't know what a parish is........
Do you famiy/relatives that you can ask?

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