"Baptism is the foundational sacrament and the pre-requisite for all other sacraments. It unites us with Jesus Christ, incorporates us into His redemptive death on the Cross, thereby freeing us from the power of Original Sin and all personal sins, and causes us to rise with him to a life without end."
- YOUCAT #194
Infant baptism is for children up to 7 years of age. Parents who wish to have their child baptised are acknowledging that they have accepted that the child’s baptism is the start of a lifelong commitment and they, together with their child’s godparents, will be responsible for bringing the child up in the faith.
Children above age seven and above are assumed to have the use of reason. As such, the said child needs to receive faith formation before being baptised.
"Can. 97 §2. A minor before the completion of the seventh year is called an infant and is considered not responsible for oneself (non sui compos). With the completion of the seventh year, however, a minor is presumed to have the use of reason."
For children between 7-16 years (inclusive), please contact our Catechetical Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Baptisms are held every second Sunday of each month (except for Easter, when the baptism will be held on Easter Sunday), subject to availability.
Venue: Main church
12 February 2023
12 March 2023
09 April 2023
Brian Ling: email@example.com
Lisa Ling: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents who wish to have their child baptised must attend the preparation briefing one week before the date of baptism at 2.15pm together with the child’s godparents.
Key points to take note:
At least one parent must be a practicing Catholic.
Only a maximum of 2 people should be chosen as Godparents (one male, one female), and must be confirmed, practicing Catholics, at least 16 years of age.
The baptismal name should be a Saint’s name or reflective of a Christian mystery or virtue.
Please read the full guidelines before registering for Infant Baptism.
Note: All registration for infant baptism is NOT confirmed until registrants receive explicit confirmation from the Parish Office. Please contact us if you do not receive your reply within a week.