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)
Getting your baby baptised…
At least one parent must be Catholic, as it is a condition of baptism that you promise to bring the baby up in the Catholic faith. For a similar reason, at least one Godparent must be a Catholic. Normally parents choose 2 to 4 Godparents.
Baptisms are held every Sunday after mass at 11.00 am.
Prior to the baptism date, at least one parent must attend a Baptism Information Meeting with Father Hyginus. This meeting will explain the sacrament and provides an opportunity to ask questions and find out what happens on the day. It is also the time to choose a baptism certificate and candle.
There is no charge for baptisms, however, a donation to the church is customary and very much appreciated.
If you would like to get your baby baptised, please call the pastoral office between 9 am and 1 pm Monday to Thursday, to make the necessary bookings.