Baptism of Infants
Baptism is one of the sacraments of initiation into the Catholic Church. Parents who present their infants for baptism accept the responsibility to bring them up in the faith.
Parents provide the foundation of faith and values for their infants. At the baptism, parents also renew their own baptismal vows believing in God the Father as creator, God the Son as redeemer and God the Holy Spirit as the sanctifier.
Photocopies of following are to be attached to the completed registration form:
- Birth Certificate of Child
- Church Marriage Certificate or ROM Certificate of Marriage solemnized in Church.
- Godparent’s baptism certificate
Godparents are invited to this role because parents value and recognize their help in assisting in the faith-formation of the infant. The birthright of every baptized infant is to know the love and touch of God and the welcome and support of the Catholic community. It is what godparents do with and for the child throughout their lifetime that will make them truly important in the godchild’s life.
The church requires that at least one godparent be a baptized, confirmed and practicing Catholic who is 16 years of age and above. Only a maximum of 2 godparents are allowed, one male and one female.
Choosing a Baptism Name
People are often named after someone: a grandparent, relative, historical figure etc. Choosing saints/biblical names will help the child identity with these holy people; particularly with their virtues.
Useful Dates to Remember
Preparation Session for parents and godparents is held on every 2nd Sunday of the month at 3:00pm in St Joseph/St Mary’s rooms, Level 3 Annex building.
Infant Baptism is held on every 3rd Sunday of the month at 3:00pm in OLPS Church.
For more information, please contact Parish Secretariat