A group of ladies have undertaken to make baptismal quilts for each of the children who is baptised at St. John’s, along with a decorated bag containing a children’s Bible and an explanation of the symbols on the quilt.  As the children take these gifts home to use in their daily life, our hope is that parents will take the opportunity of talking with their children about the meaning of each symbol and the importance of this special day to them, knowing the love that Jesus has for each one of them.

Also, when a person is baptised, they are presented with a baptismal candle as a reminder that he/she is a light in the world to shine forth for Jesus, who is the Light of the world. They are encouraged to light this candle on their baptismal birthday each year to remind them of their baptism.