Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: ‘Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.'
Catechism of the Catholic Church §1213
‘Make disciples of all the nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus came up and spoke to his disciples. He said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, make disciples of all the nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all the commands I gave you.
And know that I am with you always; yes to the end of time.’
With the first Holy Sacrament of Baptism, we wish to introduce your child to God and welcome him or her into God’s love, the church and community.
It is a joyful, welcoming celebration, which can be thoroughly enjoyed by all but a little preparation certainly helps.
Our Baptismal Teams are available for advice and/or can schedule a pre-baptismal visit to help you with these preparations so you can relax and truly enjoy the ceremony.
Baptisms take place in St Trea’s Church, on Saturday 5.30pm or Sunday at 12 noon.
How to book?
Fr. John Fox: 028 79468277 or
Deacon Kevin: 07960974645 email: email@example.com
Guidelines for choosing godparents.
There may be one or two godparents (sponsors). When there are two sponsors, one must be male (godfather) and the other female (godmother). At least one sponsor must be Catholic. Godparents must be:
- at least sixteen years old
- baptised, confirmed and have received the Eucharist
- living an upright life
- someone other than either parent
A baptised non-Catholic, although he/she may not be a sponsor, can be a 'Christian Witness' for the child as long as there is at least one other Catholic sponsor.