By Ellen McBride & Sr Margaret Jones
Product Code: 1868 ISBN No:9780852315583
Format:  Paperback
Publisher:  Redemptorist Publications
Publication Date: Jan 2020


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Called by God seeks to reclaim the real meaning of baptism as the beginning of a new life in Christ. With scripture readings and reflections, a detailed look at the elements of the rite of baptism, and discussions and advice on raising children to know the person of Christ, it aims to meet parents wherever they are in their own journey of faith.

This comprehensive resource contains all the materials needed to run the course and can be adapted to suit the needs of your parish. As well as presenting you with the course material itself, our expert authors take you through the historical background and biblical and Church teachings on the sacrament of baptism, giving you the knowledge and confidence to support parents. On a practical note they give you guidance on how to organise the sessions, providing checklists to help you prepare for each one, and a handout pack containing sheets for the parents and godparents attending. The parents’ booklet supplements the sessions and gives time for parents to reflect on the sessions.

“A really good approach to working with parents in preparing for their child’s baptism. A very timely, valuable and comprehensive resource for catechists. The reflective and prayerful sessions will encourage parents and catechists to search deeper into the real meaning of baptism.”

Mary Crowley, Catechetical Adviser, Agency for Evangelisation, Westminster

“A really helpful pastoral guide to prepare families for the baptism of a child which provides a basis for evangelisation. With real insights into the history and development of the sacrament of baptism, Called by God will be invaluable to those tasked with sacramental preparation.”

Canon David Wallace, Director of Pastoral Liturgy, Archdiocese of Glasgow

“Brilliant piece of work. Great resource!”

Fr Tim O’Connor, parish priest, Westminster

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