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Baptism

Baptisms take place on the first and third Sunday after 11.30 am Mass

Preparatory baptism meetings take place on the last Wednesday of each month at 7.00pm

A child, through the Sacrament of Baptism, will become a member of the family of God on earth, the Church. By Baptism a child becomes a member of the parish. Through the grace of this sacrament the child will share in the very life of God Himself. This life is increased by the reception of the sacraments, especially Holy Communion, and by regular prayer.

 
The Baptism Ceremony Involves

1. The Reception

 

All present are greeted, the children are given their names, the parents are reminded of their responsibility.

 

2. The Liturgy of the Word

 

Reading from Scripture, followed by Prayer of the Faithful and anointing on the breast with the Oil of Catechumens

 

3. The Celebration of the Sacrament

 

The baptismal water is blessed, parents and godparents make a profession of their faith, the actual Baptism and anointing with chrism, the baptismal candles are lighted from the Paschal Candle.

 

4. The Conclusion

 

The Our Father is recited by all, blessing for the mother, father and all present.