Baptisms are celebrated
in Our Lady of Lourdes Church on the 1st and 4th Sundays
at 1.15 p.m. and on the 2nd Saturday at 7.30 p.m. A
visiting priest is welcome to celebrate a Baptism Ceremony
at a time that suits on any day of the week.
If you have a child for Baptism please contact the
Parish Office in good time to arrange the Ceremony.
You will be asked to call to the Parish Office to
collect a Baptism Card. Please fill in all details
and bring the card with you to the Baptism Ceremony.
This card will be used for the registration of the
child’s Baptism in our Parish Records.
Church Law requires at least one sponsor/godparent
for Baptism. This sponsor must be a baptised Catholic
and should be 16 years or over. If you have two sponsors
for Baptism Church Law requires that one be male and
the other female. You are asked to bring a Baptism
Candle for use during the Ceremony.
A Parent's Blessing
When you were born
Our hearts were so full of happiness
That there was no room in us for words.
When you were growing
Our hearts were so full of care for you
That we spoke soothingly
And sometimes sharply.
Fearful for your safety,
But always in the deepest places of our hearts
We spoke lovingly.
As we watch you
Moving forward with your friends
We marvel at all you have done
Our spirits sing praise to God
For the gift that is you.
And, though our hearts
Have stretched to love others,
Yet, there is still a place within us
That is yours and only yours,
For the light you have shone on
For the life you have called us to,
For the special gift of God
You are now, and will ever be,