WELCOME TO THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

Welcome to the Sacrament of Baptismalt

"There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism,

and one God who is Father of all,

over all, through all and within all" (Eph. 4:6)

The birth of a child is a very special and joyous occasion for parents. The Church in the parish are very glad to share this joy and warmly encourage people's wish to have their child baptised and received into the Catholic Church.

Baptism is just the first step of becoming a full member of the Church. In due course, parents will hopefully present their child for First Communion and Confirmation.

Parents are the first and most important teacher of their child's faith and spirituality. In the baptismal ceremony the parents are asked to reject the things that destroy us as people and they are asked to renew their faith in God: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Parents will also be asked to do this on behalf of their child.