“Go, therefore, make disciples of all nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all the commands I gave you. And look, I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.” (Matthew 28:19-20).
Jesus Christ said, “Unless a man is born again of water and of the Holy Spirit he cannot enter the Kingdom of God.” (John 3.3,5)
This sacrament is primarily called baptism because of the central rite with which it is celebrated. To baptise means to “immerse” in water. (the word ‘Baptism’ comes from a Greek word that means to ‘plunge’ or ‘immerse’). So for anyone who is in Christ, there is a new creation: the old order is gone and a new being is there to see. (2 Corinthians 5:17).
Baptism removes original sin, all personal sins and all punishment due to sin. The baptised is made a “participant in the divine life of the Trinity through sanctifying grace.
Baptism is the Sacrament by which Jesus Christ makes us Christians and members of his Church.
Baptism Program at OLMC
Baptisms will take place every Saturday at 11am and every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at 2pm.
Parents wishing to baptise their child should contact the Parish Office. A Baptism pack will be sent to parents after the initial enquiry, requiring parents to:
1. attend Baptism Preparation evening;
2. supply all documentation requested.
Once this has been done, parents are invited to contact the Parish Office to book a date for their child’s Baptism. No dates for Baptisms will be booked until such time as the above 2 points have been complied with.