Baptism

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Baptism

Courses are held according to need but usually about 3 or 4 times per year, for first time parents and for those anticipating the birth of their first child.  If you have attended a Baptism course in the last three years, you may arrange your baby’s baptism without attending a course.  If it has been longer than three years, we ask you to attend a one-off refresher course. These are arranged as necessary.  To arrange a baptism, in all cases, you should submit a completed baptism application form, which has been signed by me, Susanna Hawksley.  I can be contacted at susannahawksley@rcdow.org.uk

Baptism Preparation Course

Our next course is on

Sunday 28th July  3 pm – 4:30 pm and Sunday 7th August 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm, immediately followed by the first anointing of Baptism at the 5 pm Mass.

The course is made up of two sessions on two Sunday afternoons.
The second session is followed by  the 5pm Mass for the Rite of First Anointing. At this Mass you will receive a Sacramental Passport for your child for you to store all future sacramental certificates.
Please sign up on the form in the link between the porch and the hall.

All enquiries about preparation for sacraments should be addressed to   susannahawksley@rcdow.org.uk

You will be given a baptism application form at the course. After completion of the course, you will need to contact one of the parish clergy to arrange the actual baptism. You should return the application form fully completed at least a week before the baptism so that the certificate can be prepared. 

You can access the Baptism Book to prepare for the service, choosing the readings (if outside Mass) and practising bidding prayers, by clicking on the blue link below.

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