Infant Baptism

Congratulations on the birth of your child. It is wonderful that you wish to raise your child as a Catholic, as a member of the One, Holy, Roman, Catholic and Apostolic Church. We will do all we can to support to your child’s growth and development in the Faith. But no-one and nothing can replace the role of a parent.

Now before you ask anyone to be a godparent ask them two questions – one, are you Confirmed; two, would your parish priest say you attend Mass regularly. When you’ve got those answers, and still before you ask them to take on the role, have a word with Canon Kevin or Fr Alex after Mass and we’ll meet to help you with the next stages.

To help you prepare for the Baptism and the responsibilities which flow from it we provide a Baptism preparation course to discover:

  • why Baptism is important to us, and what it means for the Church
  • the role of godparents and who is eligible to be one and why
  • how you can find ways to help you bring your child up as a Catholic