For Catholics, Baptism is the first
step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship and the ‘door’ which
leads to all the other sacraments.
Baptism is the first of the three sacraments of initiation, the others
being Reconciliation and Holy Communion.
you would like to have a baby or a child baptised at St Gregory’s, please
contact the for more information.
service assumes that at least one parent is a Catholic and regularly attends St
Gregory’s or another Catholic church. If the other parent is not a Catholic,
they are under no obligation to assist in the Catholic upbringing of the child,
although of course it can be a great help if they do. Parents are required to
choose at least one godparent to assist in the Catholic upbringing of the
child. A godparent should normally be at least 16 years of age and a confirmed
Catholic. Provided that there is at least one Catholic godparent, baptised
Christians from other churches can be godparents. A
non-baptised person cannot be a godparent.
of babies and young children normally take place during or after the 10.30 am
mass on a Sunday morning, after prior arrangement with the .
Adults who have not been baptised are
usually enrolled in the RCIA programme.