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Baptism

Baptism is the sacrament which marks the beginning of our Christian life.

Who can be baptised?

Anyone can.  If you want your baby or child to make a start on the Christian path, then baptism is a way for them to do it.
Or if you place your faith in Jesus and want to accept God's offer to forgive your sins and to strengthen you to live the Christian life, then baptism is right for Adults too.

Do I need to have been coming regularly to Church in order to be baptised?

No.  Baptism is about making a start.  So the important thing is what you intend to do in the future.

Is baptism right for me, or for my child?

The most important question is whether you are ready to place your faith in Jesus and make a new start in your life with Jesus and his Church - or whether you are ready to help your child to make that new start.

If you are, or think you might be, then the next step is to speak with our parish priest about baptism who will be delighted to help you further and explore with you what accepting God's gift of baptism can mean in your life.