The Code of Canon Law states: “Parents are obliged to see to it that infants are baptised within the first weeks after birth” (867).
This canon, although not always practical for many reasons, reminds us of the importance and urgency of the sacrament of Baptism.
As a Parish within the Diocese of Salford we follow the Diocesan Baptism Policy.
In order for a baby/child (under the age of 7) to be baptised, the Catholic family, (resident in the Parish of St. Margaret Clitherow) if not already practising their faith, must begin to attend Sunday Mass for a minimum of at least 6 weeks before a baptism date can be discussed.
To discuss this further please speak to Fr Francis after Mass.