Ministry of Catechist in East Anglia: Baptism: Resources


Diocesan Plan-Baptism (Word)
The fundamental policy of the diocese with regard to preparation for and celebration of Baptism.

Basics on Baptism (pdf) Basics on Baptism (Word)

Diocesan guidelines from Bishop Michael on the teaching which should be covered in some way in any parish, cluster or deanery Baptism Preparation Course.

Catholic Teaching on Baptism

From “Our Catholic Faith”:
Summary Teaching on Baptism (pdf) Summary Teaching on Baptism (Word)

A one-page summary of Catholic teaching by Bishop Michael from his CTS pamphlet.

Welcoming at Sunday Mass (Word)
A text parishes could use for the public welcome at Sunday Mass of babies not baptised during Mass.

Immersed in God (Word) Immersed in God (pdf)

A prayer for those who want to renew their Baptism- which is all about being immersed into God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Model Letter to Parents (Word)
Draft Parish Leaflet on Baptism (Word)
Simply two draft texts which parishes could adapt as part of their baptism preparation programme.