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)


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


A baptismal preparatory class is required for parents or guardians before the baptism of their first child. This session is an opportunity to deepen their own understanding of the sacrament, consider responsibility as Christian parents or guardians, and be better prepared to enter into the celebration of the sacrament.


These sessions occur once a month on Sundays.


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, the parish of St Bridget extends in the name of Jesus the same welcome to all who bring their children to be baptized.

As one part of that commitment the parish has established a Baptismal Preparation program whereby a member of the Pastoral Staff will meet with parents at their convenience (prior to the baptism) to initiate their instruction and to begin a relationship with them to support the continued faith formation of the child.

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. 


Saint Bridget of Sweden Parish is a Catholic community in the heart of Cheshire. Together we can discover your path to a deeper, more fulfilling spiritual life.

Saturday Vigil Masses:

4PM St. Bridget Church

5:15PM St. Bridget Church

Sunday Masses:

7AM St. Bridget Church

8AM St. Bridget Church

9AM St. Bridget Church

10:30AM St. Bridget Church

12PM St. Bridget Church

Confession: Saturday 3PM St. Bridget Church




Parish Office

175 Main Street

Cheshire, CT 06410

North Campus

St. Bridget Church

175 Main Street 

Cheshire, CT 06410

South Campus

St. Thomas Becket Church

435 North Brooksvale Road

Cheshire, CT 06410

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