In each of our Cluster parishes, Infant Baptism is normally celebrated during the Saturday evening or Sunday morning Eucharist on about five or six occasions during the year:
There is, of course, leeway given to meet the particular needs of individuals.
Baptism is not celebrated during the Seasons of Advent and Lent.
In the period leading up to the celebration of Baptism, there is a preparation course for the parents of Candidates. The preparation takes the following forms:
There is a Baptismal Preparation team who meet with the parents, either in the parish house or in their own homes.
Parents in first instance meet with Maureen Wallbanks (Tel: 258 1802) and undertake a course of preparation.
Parents meet with Sr. Ninian (Tel: 658 1793) and undertake a course of preparation, after which they are visited in their home by Fr Jock.