seeking the Sacrament of Baptism for their child should in the first
instance contact the Parish Office by telephone or email, (Details
on Home Page of this site) stating their
(the parents) name and address (which should be within the Parish
of St Peter Apostle, Rushden) with phone number. Alternatively you
may contact Fr Joe at the coffee meeting in the hall lounge most Sundays
after the 10.30 Mass. At least one months notice should be given except
in special circumstances.
next step will be that you are contacted by the Parish Baptism Facilitator
to discuss possible dates. You will then be visited to discuss the
Sacrament of Baptism, which is a big commitment as you are undertaking
to bring your child up in the Catholic Faith. We can also answer any
questions yu may have at this point.
Two Godparents will be required, at least one of whom must be a Catholic.
The Sacrament of Baptism in this Parish is administered in two parts.
The first part is known as the Rite of Welcoming, and takes place
at the beginning of the 10.30 Mass on a Sunday about two weeks before
the actual Baptism. The Rite of Baptism itself can again be during
10.30 Mass or at 2.00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon or, in exceptional
circumstances, at another time by mutual arrangement.