Baptism

Baptism is the first of seven sacraments and the way in which a person becomes a member of the Catholic Church.

Baptism is a sigh of God’s love for us. When a new baby is born, we show our love by holding and hugging the child, and perhaps by giving some gift that is a sign of our love. Similarly, through baptism, God embraces a child and gives it the gift of the Holy Spirit. Baptism, Christ tells us, is necessary for salvation.

 

God’s primary way of working is through His Church. So God’s “embracing” of the child is represented by the child’s reception into the community of the Church, by being “born of the Spirit” the child joins the family of the Spirit which is the Church.

 

By having your child baptised you are recognising your belief in God and your wish that your child be open to that belief also. You also show that you wish God to be a friend of your child from their earliest days and develop their own personal relationship with God.

If you are interested, fill in this application form or speak to Fr Anthony. 

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