The first words spoken by the church to a child who has been brought for baptism are: "the church of God welcomes you with great joy".
To help you understand better and to appreciate more what it means to have your child baptised, here at Christ the King we have organised 'a Welcome Programme' for parents and godparents. This consist of 3 consecutive Tuesday evenings, during which we will look at the role you as parents and godparents will play in the Catholic upbringing of your child.
Click here for the Baptism Welcome Booklet.
The dates for the next ‘Welcome Course’ for parents who wish to have their child baptised in 2017 will begin after Easter. Please contact Fr John if you wish to attend on 0161 790 2855.
Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission. Baptism is God's most beautiful and magnificent gift....We call it gift, grace, anointing, enlightenment, garment of immortality, bath of rebirth, seal, and most precious gift. It is called gift because it is conferred on those who bring nothing of their own; grace since it is given even to the guilty.
'Catechism of the Catholic Church'