Baptism is the first of the Catholic Church’s seven sacraments, and is a pre-requisite for the other six. When a person is baptised, he or she becomes a member of the Church.
New or even prospective parents need to arrange to meet the priest, who will probably ask them to first attend a course of Baptism preparation. The course is held in the church centre and contains teaching about the Sacrament. It is also an opportunity to ask questions and meet other parishoners.