During this period of restricted access to places of worship and associated areas, preparation of candidates for sacraments has necessarily had to be adjusted. If you wish to apply to receive any of the Sacraments below, you should check with the parish office (email@example.com) for up to date information.
All the sacraments are celebrations of God’s love for us. In Baptism we are freed from sin and are reborn as children of God. We become members of the Church and sharers in the mission to make Christ known to all.
Through baptism we become members of the Church, the family of God. Our parish community welcomes each child and supports the parents (and godparents) in their responsibility as the first teachers of their child in the ways of the faith.
As the child grows older, the community helps parents to prepare them to celebrate the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist.
The Godparents help the parents in living their example of faith, and they join with parents in making the act of faith on behalf of the child.
It is now the practice that parents who wish their child to be baptised attend a preparation course which takes place at 7.45 pm over two consecutive Tuesday evenings. The programme for 2022-23 can be downloaded by clicking here.
Celebrations of Baptism take place on the second Saturday of the month at 1.30 pm and, if numbers warrant it, a second celebration will take place at 2.45 pm. Occasionally, by prior agreement with the Parish Priest, a celebration of Baptism may take place at a Sunday Mass.
For more details pick up a booklet on “Infant Baptism” from the rack just outside the parish office in the gathering area of the Church. Or you may download the Booklet for 2022-23 click here. (Remember to also download a programme above).
Then complete and return the form (click here to download) to the parish office. If you need any further information, please ring Deacon Russell Young on 07807 765417.
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