Baptism

 

Baptisms generally take place on the last Sunday of the month – after 11.15am Mass and during Mass on given Feast days.

The next possible Baptism dates in 2017 are Sundays, 24th September, 29th October and 19th November.

Do NOT set a date for your child’s Baptism until you have checked the date with the ESCM office.

Requests for Baptism: Some notes and things to do before

  • Are you registered at your local parish as a Roman Catholic?
  • Yes?  Then ask your Swiss parish of residence to email the ESCM office to confirm that you are registered as a Roman Catholic and that they give you permission to baptize your child here.  After this, you may register with us and contact us to request the Sacrament of Baptism for your child.
  • No?  Then go to your local Gemeinde and/or parish and register as Catholic - then ask your Swiss parish of residence to email the ESCM office to confirm that you are registered as a Roman Catholic and that they give you permission to baptize your child here.  After this, you may register with us and contact us to request the Sacrament of Baptism for your child.
  • At least one godparent must be Roman Catholic and we will need proof of this - either a letter from their parish or a copy of their baptism certificate.
  • Couples who are baptizing their first child must attend a preparation course here in the ESCM prior to the baptism.