For Christians, the Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Whether we are baptised as infants or adults, Baptism is the Church’s way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God.
A person who is not yet baptised within the Christian tradition is able to receive Baptism. Everyone who is to be baptised is required to make a profession of faith. This is done personally in the case of an adult or those over 7 years old, or by the parents and the Church in the case of infants. The Godfather and Godmother, as well as the whole Church Community, share the responsibility with the Parents for baptismal preparation, as well as for the development and safeguarding of the faith and grace given at Baptism.