St Alphonsus R.C. Church, Calton, Glasgow, Scotland

Parish Pastoral Council

Education in Faith - Catechism

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Sacraments for Children
The seven Sacraments lie at the very heart of the Catholic faith. They are the chief means by which God, the Blessed Trinity, can bring us to holiness and salvation. St Alphonsus provides preparatory classes prior to all sacraments.

Baptism
For children from birth up to the age of seven, baptism takes place three times per year. Parents should note that children should be baptised as close to birth as possible.
In 2011, baptisms will take place on 26th June and 18th September at St Alphonsus during the 12 noon Mass. Parents (and Godparents) are normally required to attend three classes prior to baptismal dates. To schedule your child’s baptism, please complete this form and return it to the parish priest after Mass. The catechist will then contact you to make arrangements.
You can download the Baptismal Registration Form here. Please complete and post, fax or email using information found on the contacts page.

Reconciliation
Children receive First Reconciliation during Lent of Primary 3. There are three preparation classes for children prior to the celebration of the Sacrament. Please speak to the parish priest after Mass to discuss arrangements for first confessions.

Confirmation
Children receive Confirmation in the late Autumn of Primary 4. The Sacrament is administered during the 12 noon Mass on Sunday. There are three preparatory classes prior to reception of the Sacrament which children are normally required to attend. Please speak to the parish priest to make arrangements.

First Communion
Children receive First Eucharist during Easter of Primary 4. There are three preparatory classes for children to attend prior to reception of the Sacrament. In 2011, First Communion will take place on 29th May during the 12 noon Mass. To register your child, please contact the parish priest after Mass. The catechist will then contact you to make arrangements.

More information on sacraments for children can be found by visiting http://www.rcag.org.uk/education_primaryintro.htm

 

 

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October Pilgrimage

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The Canonization of the Conforti Xaverian founder took place on Sunday, 23rd October 2011. A pilgimage to Rome and Parma was organised and a photo diary can be found here.

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