Baptism

Being baptised

Baptism is the door to the life of faith. It is a Major Sacrament of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic  Church of which we are members.

Through Baptism we can call God our Father! Through Baptism (or Christening) we become a Child of God, a Member of the Body of Christ (His Church), and an Inheritor of the Kingdom of Heaven.

We begin a life-long journey with Jesus as our companion and Saviour,  and the Holy Spirit begins His work in us.

If baptised as a baby or toddler,then we are older, we affirm for ourselves our baptism through the Sacrament of Confirmation and receive food for our journey in the Mass each week.This journey continues through death unto Eternal Life.

Baptism is the Beginning of a Faith Journey that grows and matures over the course of our lives. The Gift of Faith we receive allows us to love God without ever having seen Him. Our Belief in the Salvation promised us is what drives us to live in Hope and to be witnesses of Christ’s Presence among us. Joy is the Sign of that Presence. It is a mark of a Christian. Love and Joy are Fruits of the Holy Spirit. Love and Joy also help to sustain us through difficult times as we work to attain the goal of our faith, the Salvation of our Souls.

What is your Destiny?

A prayer:    Jesus: Through Baptism you invite us to leave behind our old lives of sin and live a new life in you. Increase my faith, and help me to be a sign of joy to those I meet today. Amen

 

Please apply to the Parish Office for an appointment with the Parish Priest.

An application form can be also obtained from the Office.

The preparation for Baptism normally involves an interview and up to three lessons apart from any young children.

Baptisms are usually held on Sundays at 11 am.

 

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