Baptism is the first sacrament where you become united with Christ and the Church – no other sacrament can be received without it. A priest performs this rite by pouring water onto candidate, thereby cleansing their original sin through water and the word. The candidate is traditionally dressed in a white garment, a candle is lit and they are anointed with sacred oil of chrism. If the candidate is a child the Parents and Godparents answer for the child when questioned. This is the first step in your relationship with God and Christ. Usually this takes place when the candidate is a baby, however, it’s never too late and you’re never too old to begin your journey with God. It’s common to have a baptism celebration with friends and family afterwards. From then on the Parents and Godparents job is to help the candidate grow in faith, by teaching and example.
To apply for a child or adult to be baptised contact the Parish Priest who will give you more information and guide you through the process of preparing for this very important step in our lives .
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