Some Basics of Catholic Life

The Sacrament Of Baptism

Preparation for the Sacrament of Baptism is of paramount importance. For adults, the means given to us by the Church is the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.). For children, parents are asked to prepare themselves well in order to make the serious promises which they are asked to make during the Rite of Baptism of their child. Parishes help parents often asking them to attend a brief Preparation Course to help them make their promises sincerely.

Parents should have their children baptised within the first few weeks of life. If, sadly, there is a danger of death situation, the child should be baptised immediately, even if there is no time for preparation.