Baptism

UPDATE

as of 1/9/2020

Registrations for the next Baptism preparation courses are now OPEN. Please click or scan the QR code below for the online registration form. 
Baptism Course Registration Form

Baptism Course – Registration Form

The limit for the number of families is 20 (twenty) per course. The first 20 families will be allotted seats at the September course, the next 20 will have a course in November and so on. The frequency of the courses may change depending on the number of families that register for Baptism. 
Families must be registered parishioners – i.e. You would have filled out a Parish Registration form and submitted it to the Parish office. If you haven’t done so, kindly fill in the green coloured – Parish Registration form (located in the Church porch) and drop it into the Parish Postbox. 
If you have moved to a different address since registration, kindly update your registration with your new address. 
Also update all family members (including the baby) by sending an email to the assistant parish coordinator, Ryagina Khortiyeva with all details. You may register now as long as you update your records soon after.
The below guidelines have been provided to help you plan for your child’s Baptism.

Guidelines on the Celebration of Baptism have now been published by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW), we resumed the celebration of Baptism in the parish on Aug 1st beginning with those families who had completed the Baptism course before the lockdown.

  • At this time, baptisms in the church will be for individual families only. Multiple family baptisms are suspended until further notice.
  • In view of this limitation and considering the number of families awaiting Baptism, we will celebrate Baptism on Tuesdays & Fridays until further notice. Once the Sacraments of First Holy Communion & Confirmation are conferred
  • The maximum number of people attending a child’s Baptism is 30 (thirty). This includes minister.
  • The child to be baptised should be held by the parents only.
  • Other members of the family, including godparents and grandparents will be socially distanced in household groups (or bubbles) in the church.
  • Wearing of face-covering is compulsory inside the church for all attendants aged 12 and over during the celebration of Baptism. Those with a medical exemption card are excused.

– (Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales).

 

This is a preparation programme for infant Baptism for parents with babies or children age 5 and under.

Parent’s seeking to baptise their children must complete a two-session preparation course. After the course, a date is set for the Baptism.

Families seeking Baptism must be registered parishioners – i.e. You would have filled out a Parish Registration form and submitted it to the Parish office. Parish records are to be regularly updated with changes in address, births, deaths, additional family members moving in/out of the house hold.
All registered families are reminded to sign up for ‘Planned Giving’ envelopes / issue standing orders for their offerings to the Church. 

Next course:

Dates to be announced (September 2020)

You must attend both sessions. If only one parent is Catholic they must be the one to attend.

Families must pre-register.

If you need any clarification, please email Lionel at: hounslowcat@rcdow.org.uk