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Baptism Preparation Programme 2018

Apr 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Baptism Pope Paul II

Baptism Preparation

Baptism Preparation March to April 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.

This Pastoral Year 2017-2018 our Baptismal Preparation Course includes 3 meetings: The Next preparation COURSE will be held in Lent 2018 – on Thursdays 8th, 15th March and 5th April – and the Sacrament of Baptism will be celebrated on Divine Mercy Sunday, on 8th April 2018, during the Holy Mass at 10.15am. 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.

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:

Time Date Location Topic
7:30pm to 8:30pm Thursday 8th March St Swithuns RC Church Baptism Preparation
7:30pm to 8:30pm Thursday 15th March St Swithuns RC Church Baptism Preparation
7:30pm to 8:30pm Thursday 5th April St Swithuns RC Church Baptism Preparation
10:15am Sunday 8th April St Swithuns RC Church Celebration of Holy Baptism at Mass on Devine Mercy Sunday

You can View the Whole Programme for our Baptism Preparation Programme Here 

 View The Baptism Preparation Calendar for  2018 >

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.


Father Marcin
02392 828305


St Swithun’s Church
105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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023 9282 8305