ARRANGING A BAPTISM OF YOUR CHILD AT ST COLUMBA’S?
Baptism can only be ministered on Saturdays or any other day of the Week, and NOT on a Sunday or during a Sunday Mass.
Please do not proceed to arrange a Baptism or any other Sacrament with any member of the clergy to be ministered at St Columba Roman Catholic Church Bridge of Don, Aberdeen without previously informing and receiving an expressed permission to do so from the Parish Priest of St Columba’s. Canonically no member of the clergy can validly administer a sacrament in parish church without the permission of the parish priest.
If you live outside the boundaries of St Columba Roman Catholic Church, Bridge of Don, and you want the baptism of your child to take place at St Columba’s, you MUST obtain a written permission from the parish priest of your parish of residence and show it to the parish priest of St Columba’s before the baptism of your child can be ministered by any member of the clergy at St Columba’s.
Please give at least One Month’s Notice before the date of Baptism to the Parish Priest of St Columba’s/ Our Lady and St John the Baptist church.
Attend Sunday Mass with the child to be baptised for at least four Sundays preceding the date of the baptism and introduce yourself to the parish priest.
Complete a Baptism Application form at the bottom of this page and summit it and the parish priest of St Columba Church, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen will contact you as soon as possible.
Attend a Baptism preparation course to be arranged before the date of the child’s baptism.
Please kindly note that you are expected to make a minimum donation of £50 (fifty pounds) for the baptism of your child.
If you are not a regular member of this parish, in other words, if you have not been making financial contributions towards the upkeep of this parish, you are to make a minimum donation of £100 (0ne hundred pounds) for every child you bring in for baptism.
Please endeavour to read the short passage on the significance of the Sacrament of Baptism on this page.
OBTAINING A COPY OF BAPTISM CERTIFICATE?
Please supply us with the full name (including the surname as it was on the date of baptism) of the baptised, and the date of baptism.
Supply us with the full names of parents and Godparents of the baptised. This information will enable us to supply you with the correct record of your baptism from the baptism register.
Please kindly note that you are expected to make a minimum donation of £20 (twenty pounds) to the parish to cover the cost of acquiring the document for you.
SEEKING PERMISSION TO BAPTISE YOUR CHILD IN ANOTHER PARISH?
Please contact the parish priest of St Columba’s Parish in person for a written permission to have your child baptised in a different parish. Please kindly note that you are expected to make a minimum donation of £20 (twenty pounds) to the parish for the service.