Infant Baptism

Date to Note

Baptism of Infants is held every 1st Sunday of the odd month (Jan, Mar, May, etc) at 4.00 pm in the main church. Preparation class for both parents and godparents is held the Sunday before the baptism at 4.00pm in the Greenhouse.

Parents to Note

Infant baptism presupposes the faith of the parents. It can be requested only when at least one of the parents is Catholic.

 

Submit completed Registration Form to Parish Office at least one week before Preparation Session. Registration Form can be obtained from the Parish Office, Church entrance or downloaded from here.

Photocopies of the following are to be attached to the completed Registration Form:

  1. Birth Certificate of Child
  2. Baptism Certificates of parents and Godparents
  3. Church Marriage Certificate or ROM Certificate of marriage solemnized in a Catholic Church
Godparents

Godparents are invited to this role because parents value and recognize their assistance in the faith-formation of the infant. Every baptized infant has the right to know the love and touch of God and the welcome and support of the Catholic community.

It is what godparents do with and for the child throughout their lifetime that will make them truly important in the godchild's life.

 

The godparent should be a baptized, confirmed and practicing Catholic, at least 16 years of age. One person is sufficient, preferably a Godfather for the boy, and a Godmother for the girl. The Godparents may be a Catholic couples.

Choosing a Baptism Name

saint's name should be chosen for baptism. Choosing saints/biblical names will help the child identify with these holy people; particularly with their faith and virtues.

Registration

Forms are obtainable at the front of the church or you can download a copy from our webpage.

For more information, please contact the Parish Office.

The practice of infant Baptism is an immemorial tradition of the Church. There is explicit testimony to this practice from the second century on, and it is quite possible that, from the beginning of the apostolic preaching, when whole households received baptism, infants may also have been baptized.

- Catechism of the Catholic Church #1252