Baptism

Congratulations on the arrival of your new baby! Our Catholic Community joins you in thanking God for the gift of new life. As you are seeking the baptism of your child in the Catholic Church, the following guidelines are presented to help you embark upon this journey of faith with Christ and his Church.

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A. The Sanctifying Role of the Church

B. Basic Guidelines and Information for Infant Baptism

C. Baptismal Preparation in your Parish

D. Other Information

All of the above information applies to INFANT Baptism only.  If you have a child to be baptized who has reached catechetical age/the age of reason (7 years), you and they will receive different preparation.  Having sufficient understanding, the preparation will now be for the full complement of the Sacraments of Initiation, ie. baptism, confirmation, and Eucharist.

Download the Booking Form

Diocesan baptism booking form (GDPR Compliant) June 2018

Download the Godparent(s) Reference Form

Diocesan Godparent for Baptism Form (GDPR Compliant) June 2018 corrected

May God richly bless and guide you in your journey of faith!

When you are ready, please make your initial contact with our Parish Office email office@olem.org.uk or telephone 01223 350787.

Your information will be passed on to one of the priests who will arrange a meeting with you at the Rectory. If this is your first child, you will also be asked to attend a Baptism Course with our Pastoral Assistant.

Please note: Baptisms take place on the last SUNDAY of each month during the 11:00 Mass.