Baptism is God’s most beautiful and magnificent gift… The sacrament is called Baptism after the central rite by which it is carried out: to baptize means to “plunge”; the “plunge” into the water symbolizes the catechumen’s burial into Christ’s death, from which he rises up by resurrection with him, as “a new creature”.
INFANTS AND CHILDREN BAPTISM: ordinarily take place the first & last Sundays of each month at 1:30pm (from2Sept), following the 12:30 p.m. Mass (NB time is 1:00pm in July & August & No Baptism on Parish Info days, Parish General Council; Christmas, Pentecost, Summer Fair.
*BAPTISM APPLICATION FORM Please fill form below & do not schedule or plan a Baptism prior to registration confirmed with the Parish
Once the parish receives your Application Form, parents will receive confirmation and will be scheduled (with Godparents if possible) for the Baptismal Preparatory Class presented once a month(see below). In summer, please contact one of the priests:
Next sessions for the Baptismal Preparatory courses: at 11:00am on Saturdays : 1st Sept, 6th Oct, 3 Nov, 1 Dec 2018
Next dates for Baptism:
1:00pm on Sundays :July 29th; August 5th. (NB: No Baptism on 26th August)
1:30pm on Sundays : Sept 2nd & 30th; Oct 7th & 28th; Nov 4th & 25th; Dec 2nd & 30th
The following readings are recommended for Baptism of Children:
Old Testament: Exodus 17:3-7, Ezekiel 36:24-28, Ezekiel 47:10-12.
New Testament: Romans 6:3-5, Romans 8:18-32, 1Corinthians 12:12-13, Galatians 3:26-28, Ephesians 4:1-6, 1Peter 2:4-5, 9-10,
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 23:, Psalm 27, Psalm 34.
Alleluia Verse before Gospel: (1) God loved the world so much, he gave us his only Son, that all who believe in him might have eternal life. (2) I am the light of the world, says then Lord; the man who follows me will have the light of life. (3) I am the way, the truth, and the life, says the Lord; no one comes to the Father, except through me. (4) One Lord, one faith, one baptism. One God, the Father of all. (5) Our Savior Jesus Christ has done away with death, and brought us life through his gospel. (6) You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy people. Praise God who called you out of darkness and into his marvelous light.
Gospel: Matthew 22:35-40, Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 1:9-11,Mark 10:13-16, Mark 12:28-34, John 3:1-6, John 4:5-14, John, 6:44-47, John 7:37-39, John 9:1-7, John 15:1-11, John19:31-35.