Infant Baptism Parents, Short Course (3 weeks)

A very short course of three sessions for parents who are preparing for their young children to be baptised

The individual modules that make up this course are listed below. You can work through them in the order suggested here, or change the order if it suits your group better. You can also substitute other modules if they will be more appropriate for your group.

This short “course” doesn’t pretend to cover the main areas of catechesis about Christian initiation or family life. But it recognises the reality that many parishes will only have a very limited time with the parents, and it tries to do some core catechesis in this time about prayer, Jesus and baptism.

 

(1) THE POWER OF PRAYER [“Film 8” in Series: click here to view]

What is prayer? Does prayer make a difference? How to pray.

 

(2) WHO IS JESUS? [“Film 4” in Series: click here to view]

He came to bring life to the world. The Saving Death of Jesus. The light of the Resurrection.

 

(3) THE SACRAMENTS OF BAPTISM AND CONFIRMATION [“Film 14” in Series: click here to view]

The power of the sacraments and the liturgy. How baptism can change your life. Confirmation and the gift of the Holy Spirit.

 

Please note that the accompanying “Film Number” (e.g. “Film 13”) and Session Number (e.g. “Session 13”) refer to the complete list of Sycamore films and not to the order of each module in this course.

You can find the complete list of Sycamore films here and the complete list of Session Guides here. The “Film Number” and “Session Number” is a fixed code number so you know which film is being referred to, even if it appears in different places in different courses.

If you are using Sycamore as a central part of your sacramental preparation and catechesis, see the page here about Sycamore and sacramental preparation.

If you are using the YouCat readings as part of your course, see the page here about using the YouCat.