“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
Baptism is celebrated in the Church on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 12 noon and the third Saturday of the month at 11:00am.
Please note – a booking MUST BE MADE with the Parish Secretary
A “Baptism Preparation Evening” will need to be attended prior to your Baptism date.