Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism is normally celebrated on the first and third Saturdays of each month at 12.30pm. Please contact the Parish Office to complete a registration form and to arrange the Baptism.

Some useful information: You will need a white shawl or robe that is put on to the baby after they have been Baptised. You will need a Baptism candle – this should be a candle that is solely for the newly Baptised. You must have at least one Godparent who is a confirmed Roman Catholic and is at least 16 years of age. Additional information is available from the Parish Office or from a member of the Parish Baptism team who will visit your home in the weeks before Baptism.

Baptism is a Sacrament by which the newly baptised becomes a member of the community; it is a community celebration and is open to all members of the community to attend, for this reason we do not conduct ‘private baptisms’. However in particular circumstances exceptions may be made at the discretion of the priest.

If you are not a resident of the Parish of the Nativity of Our Lord then you are required to have a letter from your home parish stating that you are free to have your baptism outside of your home parish community.

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