Parents can often be quite anxious when it comes to arranging the Baptism of their child but there is really no need for worry please just contact one of the Priests of the parish and we will be happy to arrange a meeting to discuss the arrangements
During the lead up to the baptism of your child you will be invited to attend a Baptism Preparation Course, these take place on the first Thursday of every month at St. Thomas’ Church following the 7pm Mass. This meeting is designed to help deepen your own faith but also prepare you for the Baptism of your child.
It is customary for parent to select either a Godfather or a Godmother for their child. The godparent should be 16 or over and a practising Catholic who has been confirmed and made their first holy communion. Baptised Christians of other Churches can be witnesses in addition to the Catholic godparent. If you cannot find a suitable godparent yourself, the parish priest can nominate someone.
Baptisms are recorded in a register kept in the Parish, and you will be issued with a certificate which is a copy of this entry. You or your child can obtain a copy of this certificate at any time, by contacting the Parish.
The preparation of these Sacraments will be carried out whilst your child is at Primary School with the assistance of the Parish Clergy.
These Sacraments typically take place in Primaries 3,4 & 6/7
If for some reason your child does not attend our local Primary School of. St. Thomas’ please get in touch with a member of the Parish Clergy, who will support you in any way they can.
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