BAPTISM

Baptism incorporates us into Christ and forms us into God’s people. This first sacrament pardons all our sins, rescues us from the power of darkness, and brings us to the dignity of adopted children, a new creation through water and the Holy Spirit. Hence we are called and are indeed the children of God. (General Introduction of Christian Initiation # 2)

BAPTISMAL PREPARATION

Baptisms for infants and young children take place at the convenience of the family. Usually this is any Sunday following the 10:30AM Mass at St. Bridget Church, but other times can be arranged. During the pandemic, Baptisms occur at 11:45AM and 12:30PM on Sundays at St. Bridget Church.

 

As one part of our commitment to all who are baptized here, the parish has established a Baptismal Preparation program whereby a member of the Pastoral Staff will meet with parents prior to the baptism to initiate their instruction and to begin a relationship with them to support the continued faith formation of the child. These sessions occur once a month on Sundays.

Parents should call the parish office to schedule a meeting prior to the date of the Baptism. They may either participate in a group session held monthly or request a more convenient time. Expectant parents may choose to attend prior to the birth.

To schedule the Baptism of your child, please call the Parish Office at 203-272-3531. 

INFORMATION FROM THE CHURCH

"And Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these’”(Mk 10:14). With these words Jesus emphasized both His great desire to welcome all who approach Him – especially children – into a relationship of his love and also that His love draws all to the Kingdom of Heaven. Seeking to make these welcoming words of Jesus present in Cheshire today, Saint Bridget of Sweden Parish extends in the name of Jesus the same welcome to all who bring their children to be baptized here.