Christian initiation is accomplished by three sacraments together: Baptism which is the beginning of new life; Confirmation which is its strengthening; and the Eucharist which nourishes the disciple with Christ's Body and Blood for his transformation in Christ.
(Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 1275)
Baptism is the first Sacrament of Initiation.
In the waters of baptism we are initiated in the Church as children of God and commissioned to live as Christ's followers. Anointed by the Spirit, we are cleansed from sin and begin new life in Christ.
Baptism usually takes place at 11.00am on Sundays. All enquiries regarding details, booking dates, pre-baptismal information class and requirements can be made through Parish Office. All Baptism bookings can be made after the completion of the Baptism Booking Form which can be found in the church foyer, on the website or will be provided to you during the pre-baptismal class. Attendance is required to a compulsory pre-baptism class, which takes place usually on the second Saturday of each month at 11.00am in the Church. Check Parish Bulletin for more details or call Parish Office on Tuesday or Friday between 9.00am to 12noon.
Regarding sponsors (godparents) for Baptism:
A godparent (Canon Law no. 872-874):
Every baptized person must have at least one godparent.
must be at least 16 years of age.
must be fully initiated Catholic (one who has celebrated Baptism, Eucharistic, Confirmation and practices his/her faith).
should be willing to accept the responsibility of assisting the parents in developing the faith life of the child.
may not be the father or the mother of the one to be baptized.
Godparents are not required to be present on the day of the Baptism. A Godparent may be represented by a proxy.
Baptismal Form is available in Church foyer or on this site (Resources/Parish Forms).
Baptism for school aged children
Enquiries to be made through Parish Religious Education Program (PREP), contact: Tammy – ............., SACPS or BCPS.
Baptism of Adults
Enquiries to be made through RCIA Program.