The journey of the Sacraments of Initiation begins for all of us when we are welcomed into the Church community through the Sacrament of Baptism.

By being baptised, born again of water and the Spirit, a person becomes a Christian and a child of God.

Baptism is about Belonging. We belong to Jesus Christ who shows us the way to God. We belong to a great family of faith, the Church.

Through Baptism we become members of a great spiritual family which includes God the Father, Jesus (who is God’s Son and a brother to all) and Mary (who is the Mother of Jesus and a mother to all). As well, everyone who was, is or ever will be baptised is also a member of our extended spiritual family.

Whether we are Catholic, Protestant or Orthodox Christians, through Baptism we are all brothers and sisters in Christ.

Baptism usually takes place when we are babies or when we are quite young. This is known as Infant/child baptism.

At St Joseph’s Catholic Parish we invite you to attend a baptismal preparation meeting.

This is where you will meet the Priest (Fr Patrick Vaughan or Fr Anthony Crook) who will advise you the preparation of your child for Baptism.

Enrolment forms will be given out to you on the day for you to complete and the priest will confirm a date of baptism on the day.

For more information on the Sacrament of Baptism please down load this information sheet here.