From the very beginning, the Church has always baptised children as well as adults. Our Lord said: "Unless a person is reborn in water and the Holy Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God." This means that children should not be deprived of baptism. Children are precious to Jesus. He loves them dearly. He wants to save them by giving his blessings to them as they grow up in the spiritual family he began, the Church. We experience the Church and belong to the Church in our local parish. It is there that we gather to worship God and to learn together about the ways of God. so baptism take place in our parish Church for it is there that the parish family gather.