Ordination (Vocations)

Arranging a Baptism

Baptisms usually take place monthly immediately after the Sunday 11.00 Mass at Holy Trinity, or at 2.30 pm on Sunday afternoon at Sacred Heart. 
 Dates for baptisms can only be arranged after the home visit, and once the preparation has been agreed.

Please note: Baptisms do not take place during Lent - (In Lent 2019 Lent runs from 26th Feb - 8th April ) 

 What you need to do

Deciding to have your child baptised into the Catholic Church is an important decision with eternal consequences. We will do everything we can to support you in passing on the catholic faith to your child. Primarily we will be encouraging you to attend Mass weekly (if you do not already do so). You will need to do this before a baptism can be arranged.

1: For a baptism at Holy Trinity please speak to the priest and ask for a baptism form, after any of the weekend masses. (see home page for mass times)

For further information  telephone Father Paul

2: For a baptism at Sacred Heart, Silverdale & Madeley collect a form at the 9.00 Mass or telephone 616483

Baptism Preparation Procedure:

1. Once you have completed the form, you should return it when you come to Mass. On receipt of the form, we will arrange to visit you to discuss your child's baptism.

2. The Home Visit will be an opportunity for us to discuss your practice of the faith and any steps necessary before the baptism can be arranged.

3: Attend a preparation course. What you are asked to attend will depend on your particular circumstances and your needs. This may involve a number of evening sessions for parents, and/or at least one baptism preparation evening for parents and godparents. These  take place at Coolock (part of the Convent complex on London Road, Newcastle)

Please remember that your choice of Godparents is important. They should be people who are practicing Catholics (in full communion with the Catholic Church) and who are able to support you in the Catholic Faith, and who will help you in passing on your faith to your child.

Children over five years of age

Children aged over five can be baptised, but need to receive some instruction, which we are happy to arrange. Contact any of the numbers above if your child has not yet been baptised, as this important Sacrament opens to the door to all the other Sacraments.

Help, support and encouragement

We are happy to provide as much help and support as you need during the time you are preparing for the baptism. Don't be surprised if this support involves us in encouraging you to attend Mass regularly! For many people, the baptism of their child is a welcome opportunity to return to the practice of their faith. If you have any questions about this, or about receiving communion we can do this at the home visit.

Please Telephone Father Paul to ask any questions you may have. (01782 616483) 



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11 Sept 2012, 05:17
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