New Beginnings – Baptism Programme for Children

New Beginnings – Baptism Programme for Children

New Beginnings – 2017

Baptism Programme for Children

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 children in 2017. Parents and caregivers, the Parish and I invite you and your family to participate in this important initiative.

Wednesday 18th October 7pm

The Parent Session will explain the programme, and the ongoing commitment expected of parents who support their children in baptism.

24-27 October 10-11am

Monsignor Trevor will run 3 preparation sessions for the children during school time, with the support of the school.

Sunday 29th October 9am

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).