New Beginnings – Baptism Programme for Children

New Beginnings – Baptism Programme for Children

New Beginnings – 2018

Baptism Programme for Children at school

You give many great gifts to your children.  This is your chance to give 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).

NEW Beginnings is the baptism preparation programme we are running for school children in 2018. Parents and caregivers, the Parish and I invite you and your family to participate in this important initiative.

Thursday 30 September, 7.00 pm in the chapel
The Parent Session will explain the programme, and the ongoing commitment expected of parents who support their children in baptism.

4-7 September, 10-11am in the Cafe
Monsignor Trevor and Alison Carroll will run 3 preparation sessions for the children during school time, with the support of the school.

Sunday 9 September,  9.00 am Mass
We will celebrate Baptism during Sunday Mass.  Families and friends are encouraged to join with us in this celebration.

You can register your child for this  baptism programme by completing the online registration form.  

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Alison Carroll (027 662 5078 or pastoral@tongarirocatholic.nz).