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.
— Catechism of the Catholic Church n. 1213
The Sacrament of Baptism at St Thomas Church is celebrated on the first, third and fifth Sundays of the month immediately after the 9.30 a.m. Mass.
It is obligatory on the part of the parents and god-parents to attend the Pre-Baptism Course either before or after the delivery of the child. An appointment is made with the priest on duty who will further guide and instruct the parents about the Course.
A form for Baptism has to be filled and handed over to the priest on the day of Baptism. A copy of the marriage certificate of the parents has to be attached to the form.
God-parents must be practising Catholics and above 18 years of age.
Baptism: 1st , 3rd and 5th Sundays of the month immediately after the 9.30 a.m. Mass.