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 Baptism Booking Form

> Download the Godparents Reference Form

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

When you are ready, please contact our Pastoral Assistant, so that you can put your name down for the Baptism Courses that we run throughout the year.  Please email baptism@olem.org.uk or telephone 01223 224853 (Fr Peter Raj) rajnative@rediffmail.com or 01223 224865 (Rosina Abudulai – Pastoral Assistant) rosinapastoral@olem.org.uk