Baptism – Infants and Children

Baptism – Infants and Children

You give many great gifts to your children.  This is your chance to take the first step towards giving them the greatest gift – the gift of Faith.

The Sacrament of Baptism marks the beginning of our life of faith.

In Baptism, we are welcomed into God’s family and begin the journey of getting to know and understand the meaning of God’s love.

In the Catholic Church, Baptism involves a priest pouring water on a person’s head, while invoking the Trinity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Through Baptism, a person is shares in the resurrection of Jesus and is “made new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Preparation:

September 27 and October 15

PREPARING TOGETHER

Sunday Mass:

Sunday Mass is the centre of our life as Catholics.  It is the time our community gathers together to worship and pray; to listen to the word of God and receive the Eucharist.  Therefore it is important that in preparing to being baptised the children come along to Sunday Mass.  For those of you for whom Mass is unfamiliar, we will walk alongside you as we welcome your family into our community.  

Sessions:

2 sessions for adults and children will be held after mass in Taupo.  At least one adult from each family needs to attend each session.  

TAUPO 10:30am – 11:30am

September 27 and October 15

CELEBRATING TOGETHER

Baptism for School Families:

Sunday 1st November 9am
Sunday 15th November 9am

Baptism for Infants

To be arranged

We encourage you to invite friends and family to this special celebration..  

Baptism is not the goal at the end of a program, rather, the beginning of an adventure of faith for the whole family.

Questions?

Contact Alison: 027 662 5078

pastoral@tongarirocatholic.nz