59 Hollow Way, Cowley
Oxford, OX4 2ND
01865 770910
olhoc.oxford [at] rcaob.org.uk

Baptism of Babies and Young Children


In baptism a new life of faith begins. Catholic parents have the privilege and the responsibility of handing on their faith to their children. They do this by their example at home, by sharing their own relationship with Jesus and by being part of the family of the parish.

Parents are invited to contact the Parish Office and complete an application form. One of the priests will be in touch and will arrange to meet with you, to discuss your request and to explain how we prepare for baptism. In the welcome to the preparation at Sunday Mass and the preparation sessions (two evenings), parents have the opportunity to share their faith and understanding of Catholic baptism. Once the preparation is complete we can arrange a date for the celebration. Baptisms take place on Sundays usually at midday or in the early afternoon.

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The parish is part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham: Registered Charity No. 234216