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 – CCC 1213
The Rite of Baptism involves immersing the candidate in water or pouring it over his/her head, while invoking the Name of the Holy Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (CCC 1278).
What if my household is already registered on the database?
If you are already registered on the parish database then please email email@example.com and let us know which child you are seeking to baptise.
If visiting our website is a first step back towards the Church we are very pleased to welcome you! Take as much time as you want to see what we are like. Join us for Mass and discover what it's like and to see how our parish might serve your needs. Although the core of the Mass (the Eucharist) never changes and is at the heart of our faith, often the way we come to that sacred place is important.
Most masses use large projector screens that display much of the liturgy or responses during the mass, so you need not worry about knowing the words and these will help you if you are uncertain when it is appropriate to stand, kneel, sit, etc.
You might be surprised by just how familiar and comfortable it feels to be in church, but whether it feels good or not, taking the opportunity to chat with our clergy team may be just the thing you need to do. Their advice and help could be all you need to find a path through the tangles of past emotions and present needs to help you and your family find your place here in the Catholic Parish of Guildford.