Caterham, Whyteleafe & Godstone

Baptism Preparation Programme


Preparation Sessions (2017):-
9th March & 16th March
11 May & 18th May
15th June & 22 June

All at 8 pm in the Old Hall


Outline of Programme:-
Parents complete an application form and submit it to Fr. Sean
Parents then attend a couple of one hour evening meetings; God-parents are also welcome and encouraged to attend. Typically there will be up to 10 family groups on the Programme so it’s a great opportunity to meet other parents and find out what Baptism is all about as well as understanding the responsibilities that are being taken on
Meeting topics:
Welcome and Introduction
Reasons for being Baptised
Outline of Baptism
Godparents
Names
Rite of Welcome
Baptism Service
Signs and Symbols
Offering to Clergy
Considering Ordination for ones children
Prior to Baptism, children are introduced to the Parish during a short Rite of Welcome at the start of a mass of their choice
At the end of the Programme, Parents make arrangements with Fr Sean for a date for the child’s Baptism; this can be an individual Baptism or shared with one or two other families
Please click on the following link to download a Baptism Application Form.

Sunday Mass times

9 am, 10.45 am and 5.15 pm

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