Preparation Sessions for Parents

Catechists from our Pastoral area warmly welcome you to join them for the baptism preparation programme which is held on Saturday morning from 9.15am to 12 noon and discusses all aspects of baptism in a friendly, informal way. It follows a DVD called 'Baptism: Helping your child get the most from life' which is a CAFE resources. Please attend the session but if you cannot come, let the catechist know so alternative arrangements can be made for you. Both parents are encouraged to attend as are the godparents.

Please return this form to the Parish Office as soon as possible and one of our Catechists who run the Baptism Preparation Programme will call you for the course booking.

The Preparation Sessions take place at:

St William of York Church, Upper Redlands Road, Reading, RG1 5JJ (Next to St. Joseph’s Catholic College)

Catechists are: Chris Burton, Rocio & David Midmore and Maggie Hills.

In the Catholic Parish of Christ the King in Reading

As you know, the Church asks for careful preparation before the baptism of your child. This information leaflet gives the details of the special course which we ask all parents to follow here in our Pastoral Area.<br/
If you wish to arrange the baptism of your child please telephone the Parish Office on 0118 931 4469 to make an appointment to see Father Patrick to discuss your requirements, including the date and venue of the baptism.

Baptisms are usually held at the 10am Mass on the last Sunday of the month or on a Saturday/Sunday at 1pm. To be arranged after discussion with Father Pat.

There is no fixed fee for baptism: an offering is left to your discretion. There will also be a collection to cover the church expenses. Meanwhile, please be assured of the prayers of our parish, for we are the family into which your child will be baptised: the family of God.

Father Patrick Madden
Christ The King Presbytery
408 Northumberland Ave
Tel: 0118 931 4469