BAPTISM

BOOKING A BAPTISM

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ADULT BAPTISMS

Sts Peter and Paul’s offers instruction all year round for adults wishing to be baptised. Adult baptisms generally occur at the Easter Vigil Mass, but they can also be arranged at other times.



INFANT BAPTISMS

Most infant baptisms at Sts Peter and Paul's are private ceremonies, generally celebrated outside of Mass.

As a pastoral note, it's best not to coincide your child's baptism celebration with their birthday celebration, to conflate the two occasions together. Baptism, as a new birth into the divine life of God, should be celebrated separately on it's own right. As St Paul exclaims: 'So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!' (2 Cor 5:17).



PREPARATION

Parents, and if also possible godparents, are required to attend an information sessions, which are run every 1st Monday of the month at 10am, at the presbytery. It is highly recommended that both parents make it, in order to adequately prepare for one of their child's most important days together. If not, then one parent is ok, but not recommended.

 

Parents, and again if possible godparents, are also required to attend a Presentation Mass, which happens at every 2nd Sunday 10am Mass of the month. Your child will be welcomed by the parish community, along with all the other children who will be baptised in the following weeks.