Infants and young children, although incapable of actual sin, are conceived with Original Sin and require the sanctifying grace bestowed in the Sacrament of Baptism. Both adults and infants have received the Sacrament of Baptism since the earliest days of the Church. In the case of infants, the Church recognizes their need of the priceless gift of Baptism, as well as the responsibility of parents, as nurturers of the life that God has entrusted to them, to have their children baptized. Therefore, baptism should be administered as soon as possible after birth (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1251,1257). Because baptism is necessary for salvation, the Church commits infants who die without being baptized to the mercy of God.
If you would like to have your child baptised in our parish, please complete the form in the link below and either email it to Fr Gordon, post it to the presbytery or hand it to Fr Gordon after Mass.