<p "=""><span "="">The sacrament of baptism introduces us into a new relationship with God in Christ. We become his adopted children by virtue of the redemptive sacrifice of his own divine Son. We become members of the body of Christ; his Church. We share in Christ’s great gift to his Church; the Holy Spirit. Baptism is a celebration of entry into the Church with washing away of original sin and a new hope that we share in the promise of eternal life with God. Celebrating the sacrament as part of the parish community is therefore very desirable. <p "=""><span "="">Parents wishing to have their children baptised, are required to attend two preparation meetings and present their child at Sunday Mass for the Rite of Welcome. The next sessions will be held on Thursday 31st January and Thursday 7th February at 7.30 pm in the Parish Centre. For more information and to register your attendance, please ring Angela on 07760 224302.