Through baptism one becomes a member of the local worshipping community. One of the first greetings in the celebration of the sacrament of baptism is:
‘The Christian community welcomes you with great joy and in its name, I claim you for Christ our Saviour.’
Arranging a Baptism
Contact the parish office to let them know you would like your child to be baptised, and complete the required forms.
It is necessary to attend two preparation sessions, usually held on a Tuesday night for your first child and one session for subsequent children.
The welcoming and first anointing takes place two Sundays prior to the baptism, during mass.
Baptisms usually take place on the first Sunday of the month.
Up to date notices about preparing to receive the sacraments can be found in our church newsletters.