Through Baptism we become members of Christ, and we are welcomed into the Church. They now share in the rights and responsibilities of the Church.
It is traditional in the Roman Catholic Church that parents bring their children to Baptism. The parents participate in a formation programme so that they understand their role as the ‘first educators of faith’.
Adults interested in Baptism are walked with through the process of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, often referred to as RCIA.
Read more here.
If you would like to get your child baptised, one parent (ideally both parents), need to attend a Baptism Course prior to the baptism of their first child. One parent must be a baptised Catholic.
The course involves two one & a half hour sessions on successive weeks. Courses are held every two months.
St John the Baptist church: First Sunday of the month
St Francis de Sales church: Third Sunday of the month
Usually at 12.00 midday.
For further information, please contact Liz or leave a message at 09 478 4565 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To enrol, please fill in the form that you can download here.