Parents’ love for their child is a reflection of God’s love for us. Through the sacrament of Baptism, a duty for every disciple of Jesus, your child becomes a part of God’s family, the Church. If you would like more information or wish to arrange a baptism, contact the Parish Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Do read and familiarize yourself with the important roles and the procedures below.
The parents ask for the baptism of the child. In doing so, parents who are themselves baptised acknowledge taking on the responsibilities of training the child in the practice of the faith, and bringing up their child in the ways of Christ. This includes:
Non-Catholic parents who give their consent for baptism do not need to do anything that is against their religious or personal beliefs. Nevertheless, they are invited:
** Please note that this applies to those who have Non- Catholic spouses. At least one parent still is required to be a baptized and practicing Catholic. The Baptism of Children is essentially an extension of the faith professed and practiced by their parent(s).
Godparents have two important functions:
Parents may choose up to two official Godparents. Both Godparents must be practising members of the Catholic Church and over the age of 16. Godparents should be chosen with care. They should be persons who will be an example to your child of what it means to follow Jesus. Godparents should fully understand and accept the responsibility that they are undertaking.
Children baptism will be held during the Saturday Eucharist at the 4.30 PM and 6.15 PM Masses and Sunday Eucharist at the 9.00 AM, 11.00 AM, 12.45 PM, 5.30 PM and 7.15 PM Masses. Preparatory sessions will take place on the last Thursdays of each month. The baptism of a child is a time for joy not only for the parents and those involved, but for the whole community. The procedure of baptisms during Mass is as follows:
Last Thursday of each month:
Parents and godparents, who are intending to baptise their children the following month, gather for a preparatory session in Gubbio at 8pm.
|1st Saturday/Sunday:||Rite of welcoming the children into the catechumenate (anointing the children with the oil of catechumen)|
|2nd Saturday/Sunday:||Celebration of baptism and the anointing of the children with chrism|
|3rd Saturday/Sunday:||Rite of welcoming the children into the catechumenate (anointing the children with the oil of catechumen)|
|4th Saturday/Sunday:||Celebration of baptism and the anointing of the children with chrism|
If the parents choose to celebrate the rite of welcoming the children on the 1st Sunday at the 9 AM Mass, then they will baptise their children on the 2nd Sunday at the 9 AM Mass. This applies for the other masses as well.
For more details please email email@example.com or come and chat with us at the parish office.
If you wish to have your child baptised, please follow these steps for application:
Note: There will be no baptism during Lent in the months of March and April 2019.
Email the Parish Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Call the Parish Office at 6567 3866 during office hours.
|Mon-Fri||9am – 5.30pm|
|Sat||9am – 12.30pm|
|6.30pm – 7.30pm|
|Sun||9am – 1.30pm|