One’s first child normally brings, not only great joy, but also a new sense of awe at the wonder of life and the depth of commitment to the new baby's growth and wellbeing. Does our Father – God feel this way about his creation? We bring our children to Him at Baptism, through whose waters he adopts them into His own special family, the Church.
The way we celebrate Baptism at St. Paul's, is by contacting the priest, deacon or administrator, who will arrange attendance at a Baptism Course (two evenings) to explore the meaning of the Sacrament, and plan the liturgy; sort out problems and book the date.
The Service is usually on a Sunday morning after Mass is over. But there is a short service the Sunday before at Mass, when the baby is introduced to, and welcomed by, the people of the parish, who promise to pray for you, and be a good community in which you can bring up your child; the baby is given its name, and signed with the cross.
Hints: parents often find it easier to come to the preparation course before the baby is born. Godparents are also welcome to attend.