BAPTISMS 2021

Baptisms take place every Saturday at 4 pm at one of the Churches. 

Please contact Ann in the parish office for further information.

Dear Parents / Guardians,

Some information regarding the baptism.

 

  • Child’s garment will need to be loose around the neck so that the
    child can be anointed on the chest at the appropriate time.

     

  • Parents, child and godparents gather inside the door of the Church,
    all others can be seated.

     

  • Godparents carry the white shawl and will wrap it around the child
    during the ceremony.

     

  • Mother or father to hold the child over the font for Baptism.
    The child should have nothing on the head.

     

  • Parents and godparents to respond verbally to the questions put
    to them.

     

  • All are encouraged to participate in the responses to the prayers.
     

  • Parents to bring their own baptismal candle for the child.
     

  • The father will light the child’s candle from the Paschal candle
    or the priest will hand them the light.

     

  • Gather in the Church 10 minutes before the scheduled time.
     

  • Names of those baptised will be recorded in the Baptismal register
    of the Parish and will be placed in the parish newsletter a month
    or two after the Baptism.

     

  • An offering to the priest and sacristan is customary and much
    appreciated.

     

  • Photos: The taking of photos should be left until after the ceremony so
    as to allow for all to participate in the prayer of the ceremony.

     

  • Sponsors are to be practicing Catholics, confirmed and at least 16
    years of age.