Baptism Preparation September to December 2018
for St Swithun’s & Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
In asking to have a child baptised, the parents are accepting the responsibility of training the child in the practice of the Christian faith. It is the duty of every Catholic parent to bring their child up to keep God’s commandments as Christ taught us, by loving God and our neighbour. A non-Catholic parent is asked to support the Catholic parent in this duty.
Please, notice that it is expected from the Parents & God -Parents to practice their faith, which also means to attend Sunday Mass regularly.
This Pastoral Year 2018-2019 our Baptismal Preparation Course includes 3 meetings: The Next preparation COURSE starts on 13th September and the Sacrament of Baptism taking place during the Holy Mass at 10.15am. on 21st October 2018. Please, take the application form from the sacristy, or from the office, or upload from our website. Please, do your best to practice your faith before You will apply – attend the Holy Mass on the Lord’s Day – which is Sunday. Thank you for your understanding.
The Baptismal Preparation Sessions before Christmas:
1st Session – 8th November, Thursday from 6.45pm to 8.00pm in the Presbytery (105 Waverley Rd);
2nd Session – 22nd November, Thursday from 6.45pm to 8.00pm in the Presbytery (105 Waverley Rd);
16th December – at 10.15am Sunday Mass in St Swithun’s church – Introducing the children to the Community of the Church and the First Anointing with the Catechumens’ Oil;
23RD December (Sunday) at 10.15am Mass – SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM.
It is important that you return the online form below to our team here at the parish so we can ensure your child is on our Baptism programme.
Our Programme at a Glance:
|6.45pm to 8.15pm||Thursday 13th September 2018||St Swithuns RC Church Presbytery||Baptism Preparation 1st Session|
|6.45pm to 8.15pm||Thursday 4th October||St Swithuns RC Church Presbytery||Baptism Preparation 2nd Session|
|10:15am Mass||Sunday 7th October||St Swithuns RC Church||Baptism Preparation – Introducing the children to the Community of the Church and the First Anointing with the Catechumens’ Oil;|
|11.15am||Saturday 20th October||St Swithuns RC Church||Baptism Preparation rehearsal meeting in St Swithun’s church|
|10:15am Mass||Sunday 21st October||St Swithuns RC Church||Celebration of Sacrament of Baptism at Holy Mass for all people|
|6.45pm to 8.00pm||Thursday 8th November||St Swithuns RC Church Presbytery||Baptism Preparation 1st Session|
|6.45pm to 8.00pm||Thursday 22nd November||St Swithuns RC Church Presbytery||Baptism Preparation 2nd Session|
|10:15am Mass||Sunday 16th December||St Swithuns RC Church||Introducing the children to the Community of the Church and the First Anointing with the Catechumens’ Oil|
|10:15am Mass||Sunday 23rd December||St Swithuns RC Church||Celebration of Sacrament of Baptism at Holy Mass for all people|
You can View the Whole Programme for our Baptism Preparation Programme Here
We will be adding Resource Links here as the Programme begins but please check out our Sacraments section on our Website
Finally please enclose the following, when submitting your application:
Read more here about the Sacrament of Baptism
Photographs and video images of children
It is the policy of this parish to allow members of catechetical team and others working with the children in parish programmes to take photographs and videos showing children taking part in the programme activities. The photos and videos will be used in parish publications such as the newsletter and the website, and on noticeboards. Children will not be identified by name without their parents/guardian’s written permission.
We hope that you are happy with this policy.
- If you DO NOT want your child’s photograph to be taken please write to us confirming this.
If you DO NOT want your child to be included in any videos please to us confirming this.
If you do not attach a letter to this application form, we will assume that you are happy with this policy.