Sacrament of Baptism
A few years ago the Parish introduced new arrangements for baptisms. Baptisms now take place on the 3rd and 4th Saturday of each month at 3pm. The Baptismal Team offer an excellent preparation programme which works very well in helping parents prepare for the Baptismal Ceremony. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the very devoted Baptismal Preparation Team we have in the parish. We thank them most sincerely for giving of their time and for working so hard to carry out the ministry which has been entrusted to them.
The presence of so many parents at Mass with their babies and children is a real blessing for our parish. It shows how vibrant and alive our community is and gives great hope for the future.
Every year the babies, toddlers and youngsters up to 4 years old, baptised in the parish are invited to participate in the Annual Blessing of Babies Ceremony.
Each child is presented with a prayer card and a beautiful hand made pair of wooden rosary beads to mark the occasion of their Baptism. The short but moving ceremony is normally held during the Sunday morning Mass in both churches.
This annual ceremony reminds parents, sponsors and other adults to be good and positive influences for the children, and to be adults who earn their trust and respect over the years as they grow.