Baptism Preparation September to December 2017
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.
This Pastoral Year 2017-2018 our Baptismal Preparation Course will include 3 meetings at 7:00pm on Thursdays at St Swithun’s and there will be 2 Baptism Ceremonies in October and December respectively.
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.
Read more here about the Sacrament of Baptism
Our Programme at a Glance:
|1||Thursday 21st September 2017||7:00pm||Sunday 22nd October 2017||10:15am|
|2||Thursday 28th September 2017||7:00pm||Sunday 22nd October 2017||10:15am|
|3||Thursday 19th October 2017||7:00pm||Sunday 22nd October 2017||10:15am|
|4||Thursday 9th November 2017||7:00pm||Sunday 17th December 2017||10:15am|
|5||Thursday 30th November 2017||7:00pm||Sunday 17th December 2017||10:15am|
|6||Thursday 14th December 2017||7:00pm||Sunday 17th December 2017||10:15am|
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:
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.