Celebrating the Sacrament of Baptism…
Congratulations on the birth of your child. Asking to have your child baptised is a very important step in your young child’s life. In doing so, you are accepting responsibility for bringing up your child in the Catholic faith. To do what is best for your child, you should begin by choosing a name carefully.
Choosing a Name
At least one of the names should be recognisably Christian, so that the child can find out about that saint or holy person. “There are no better examples than the saints and no better helpers. If my namesake is a saint, I have a friend with God.” (Youcat: Catechism of the Catholic Church for Young People No. 202)
Please choose the sponsors carefully. A sponsor must be 16 years of age, already baptised and confirmed in the Catholic faith, someone who will help your child to live the Catholic faith.
Booking the Baptism
A Baptism Request Form is available at the Parish Office. Baptisms are celebrated on dates fixed in advance on a Saturday evening at 6.00pm. Please be on time! The Parish Office will advise on the next available dates of Baptism.
Advent & Christmas:
Advent marks the beginning of the new Church Year. There are four weeks in Advent leading up to Christmas Day, when we celebrate the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ.
Lent & Holy Week:
Having being crucified for our sins, died and buried, Jesus rose from the dead on the third day. By conquering death Jesus gave us hope for eternal life. Jesus would once again meet his friends and disciples in the upper room, on the road to Emmaus, by the Sea of Galilee and many other places until his ascension into Heaven to be seated at the right-hand of the Father.
The Resurrection gives us all hope for ourselves and for those who have passed on…