The Sacrament of Baptism is an occasion of great joy for the Christian Church. It is a ‘Dominical’ Sacrament, that is, a Sacrament commanded by Jesus himself. Before he returned to heaven, Jesus instructed his apostles:
“Go into all the world, and make them my disciples: baptize them
in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28: 19)
Through this Sacrament, the Church claims an individual for Jesus, and we unite that person to Christ. Therefore, it is a sacrament not to be undertaken lightly. Through this Sacrament, we become the ‘Children of God’ – in other words, we become Christians.
Each baptismal candidate, whether they are a child or an adult will need godparents or sponsors, usually three in number. Godparents should be chosen because they know what the Christian Faith teaches, and will pass that teaching on to their godchild. Godparents must be baptized or ‘christened’ themselves in order to undertake this role. Godparents have a privileged position, so choose wisely. If the baptismal candidate is a male: he will need two godfathers and one godmother. If the candidate is female: she will need two godmothers and one godfather. There is no limit on the number of godparents a candidate may have.
If you wish to book a Baptism, please ring the clergy.