BAPTISMAL PREPARATION

Parish of Cumber Upper & Learmount

 

 

Serving the Churches of Saint Patrick's, Claudy, & Saint Joseph's, Craigbane.

 

Rev David O'Kane PP 9, Church Street, Claudy, Co Derry BT47 4AA

Telephone: 028 7133 7727

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September15th22nd

October20th27th

November17th24th

December15th22nd

 

Sacrament of Baptism

 

A few years ago the Parish introduced new arrangements for baptisms. Baptisms now take place on the 3rd and 4th Saturday of each month. The Baptismal Team offer an excellent preparation programme which works very well in helping parents prepare for the Baptismal Ceremony. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the very devoted Baptismal Preparation Team we have in the parish. We thank them most sincerely for giving of their time and for working so hard to carry out the ministry which has been entrusted to them.

 

The presence of so many parents at Mass with their babies and children is a real blessing for our parish. It shows how vibrant and alive our community is and gives great hope for the future.

 

Every year the babies, toddlers and youngsters up to 4 years old, baptised in the parish are invited to participate in the Annual Blessing of Babies Ceremony.

 

Each child will be presented with a prayer card and a beautiful hand made pair of wooden rosary beads to mark the occasion of their Baptism. The short but moving ceremony will be held during the Sunday morning Mass in both churches.

 

This annual ceremony reminds parents, sponsors and other adults to be good and positive influences for the children, and to be adults who earn their trust and respect over the years as they grow.

As your child grows it is important to pray with them, share some bible stories,

visit the Church to light a candle for someone who is sick, attend Mass…etc.

We pray God’s Blessing upon you in the challenge ahead of bringing up your child in the faith….