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Baptism is the Church’s sacrament of welcome and the gateway to all the other sacraments. The Baptism of a child is a very special occasion in the life of a family.

It is also a very special occasion in the life of the Church. Just as we welcome a child into our families, so too the Church welcomes children into the family of God.

Baptism initiates a person into the Christian Community, making them children of God and members of the local parish. Baptism is a graced moment in which we meet God, and the decision to celebrate the sacrament deserves careful consideration.

The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated in this parish on the first and third Sunday of each month at 1.15p.m. in the church. Arrangements for same should be made through the parish office. One month’s notice is required.

Parents are required to fill out a Baptism Enquiry Form which can be downloaded here. BAPTISM ENQUIRY FORM The form should be completed and returned to the Parish Office.


Taken from The Faith Of The Catholic Church a CTS Publication

147. How is the Christian initiation brought about?

An individual is initiated as a Christian through three Sacraments: Baptism, which is the beginning of new life; Confirmation, which is the strengthening; and the Eucharist, which nourishes with the Body and Blood of Christ so as to make the Christian disciple more like Christ.


148. Why is Baptism important?

Baptism is important because it brings the individual to a new life in Christ and to membership of the Church. According to the will of the Lord it is necessary for salvation, as is the belonging to the Church.