A Baptism is the one sacrament that all Christian denominations share in common. In the Catholic Church, infants are baptised to welcome them into the Catholic faith and to free them from the original sin they were born with. Baptism is the first holy sacrament.
Baptisms usually take place on Sundays, during parish Mass or in the early afternoon after all the Masses are over. In most cases, the parish priest or deacon administers the sacrament, anointing the person being baptised with oils, and pouring blessed water over the child or adult’s head not just once but three times.
St Patrick’s, Beechwood – 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month 9:30am
St Peter’s, Long Flat – 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month 9:30am