Baptism Preparation

Through Baptism the Parish Community and the Universal Church welcomes new members of all ages into the Christian community.

Parents seeking to have their children baptised, should contact Fr. John. Approximately once every three months there is a meeting for all first time parents, for those anticipating the birth of their first child and for those who may be in need of a ‘refresher’ at which both the Church’s understanding of what baptism involves and the practicalities are explained. At this meeting a date for the baptism can be fixed at a time mutually convenient for the family and the parish. Baptisms normally take place on Saturday or Sunday afternoons, but can also be celebrated during the Mass that the family normally attend. There is no set fee, but a donation to the Church is normally made.

At least one of the child’s parents or guardians must be a Catholic and it is understood that the child will be brought up in the Catholic faith. There should be at least one Godparent who is a practising Catholic.

For details of the next Baptism Preparation Meeting, please contact the Parish Office