BAPTISMS AT ST. THERESA’S CHURCH:

PARENTS:

1.          With baptism the parents are accepting the responsibility of bringing them up in the Catholic Faith.

2.         It is preferable that the parents are married in Church.

3.         Parent(s) should attend Mass regularly.

4.         If the parent(s) are not members of our parish, we require a letter from their parish priest indicating that they are members (in good standing) of their particular parish.

5.         The parents should have a Family book.

GODPARENTS:

1.          Must have received the Sacrament of Confirmation.

2.         Must be a Practicing Catholic.

3.         If married, must be married in the Church.

4.         God Parents should be one male and one female.

5.         If the God parents are not members of our parish, we require a letter from their parish priest indicating that they are members (in good standing) of their parish.

Note:

ü Submit the application form with the relevant documents to the office at least One week before the baptism day.


  1. Application form.
  2. Copy of the Parents Church Marriage Certificate.
  3. Copy of the Child’s birth certificate.
    1. Letter from the Parish priest, if non parishioners.
    2. Recommendation letters for God Parents from their Parishes.
    3. Letter of appointing a proxy on behalf of a God Parent.
    4. Proxy must be practicing Catholic.

ü  If the Baptism is done by a visiting priest, please get a confirmation letter and hand over to the office.


ü No special baptisms allowed

§ 2nd Sunday      -10.30a.m       -           English

§ 3rd Sunday       -10.30a.m      -           Sinhala

§ 4th Sunday       -10.30a.m      -           Tamil


According to your preference you can select one of above Sundays which is convenient to you.

On the Baptism day the child should wear a white dress, and have to bring two white candles.


 

Rev. Fr. Rohan Perera C.Ss.R

Parish Priest

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