If you have already attended a baptism preparation seminar then please book one of the Baptism slots available in the Events web page – https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/hemelhempsteadwest/events/
If you have not previously attended a Baptism Preparation Seminar one will be held in February – watch this space! After that it is possible to book a slot for a baptism and not before.
The Baptism Preparation Seminar is only for the first child.
Parents should be willing to contribute to discussion and reflection with other parents and the session leader, usually Deacon Simon, as to why they want Baptism for their children.
The session consists of explaining the meaning of the Sacrament of Baptism, including the symbols used during the rite and answering any queries.
A contribution of £50 (ideally gift aided) is suggested from parents. This sum goes towards the running costs of the church. However, a smaller contribution can be made or no contribution made, depending on family circumstances.