Baptism Preparation

for Children of School age

Baptismal preparation is above all the responsibility of the parents in conjunction with the parish priest.

At the request of priests, the diocese has published a workbook which can be used to help prepare children for Baptism.  It is for the parish priest to decide how and where this preparation takes place e.g. in parish or school, by a catechist or by the parents themselves.

This page provides some extra resources for parents or other adults to supplement the diocesan family workbooks.
e from www.rpbooks.co.uk

USEFUL WEBSITES:

http://www.request.org.uk/main/dowhat/baptism/infant06.htm
Child-friendly introduction to different aspects of Baptism

http://www.catholicaustralia.com.au/page.php?pg=sacraments-infant-baptism-questions

Answers to important questions about Baptism

http://www.americancatholic.org/features/special/default.aspx?id=30
Articles answering various questions about Baptism

http://www.catholic.sk/main.php?page=183-en-Rite_of_Baptism
Rite of Baptism in detail
 
http://www.mn.catholic.org.au/catholic-faith/sacraments/baptism  
Introduction to the Sacrament of Baptism

http://www.bne.catholic.net.au/asp/index.asp?pgid=11392&cid=7084&id=1223
Simple introduction to Baptism, including godparents and baptismal symbols

 
BOOKS:
 
Aileen Urquart, Let’s Go to Baptism, Redemptorist Publications, £3.75 http://www.rpbooks.co.uk/products/1437/lets-go-to-baptism 

(simple and attractively-presented introduction to Baptism for younger children)

Redemptorist Publications,Your Baby’s Baptism, ISBN 978-0-85231-082-3, has a good, short clear section on the symbols of baptism on pages 8-9 as well as other good explanations and 
photographs. £3.95.  Available from www.rpbooks.co.uk

Diocesan Centre, Coursington Road, Motherwell, ML1 1PP 

T: 01698 269114 | F: 01698 275630 | E: chancellor@rcdom.org.uk | W: www.rcdom.org.uk 

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon

Roman Catholic Diocese of Motherwell. Registered Charity Number SC011041

©2015-2018 Diocese of Motherwell. Designed by D. Horisk