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
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
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.