When we are Baptised, we become a member of God’s family—the family of the Church—hence we are called the children of God. Baptism is the first of the three Sacraments of Initiation, the others being Confirmation and First Holy Communion. Thus, the three Sacraments stand together, and part of your commitment is to present your child for the other two Sacraments at the appropriate time.
An excellent, and the most perfect way, to prepare for your child’s Baptism is to attend Mass each Sunday as a family. Yes, we can feel conscious if they cry or are disruptive, but please try not find this as a reason to stay away. People will understand. If it has been a while since you last attended Mass, please do not be afraid. There is some useful information on our website to help you to COME BACK TO CHURCH.
Members of our parish preparation team will arrange to meet with you as the date of your child’s Baptism approaches. You will receive further information about the Baptism Rite and it’s significance—please take time to read through this, and think about the journey you are embarking upon.