Since the start of the pandemic, the process of having your child baptised has had to be done a little differently. Initially, email the parish office with your request for Baptism. You will be invited to a meeting. These meetings are by appointment only and these take place once a month in church. This is on a Monday at 4.00pm. The parents, at least one of which must be baptised Catholic, will be asked to complete a green form and will need details of the Godparents. Godparents need to be Baptised and we ask to see their Baptism Certificates. Non Catholic Godparents need also to be Baptised and to show proof of Baptism. Non Catholic Godparents are called Witnesses. There must be at least one Catholic Godparent. All Godparents must be over 16 years of age. Deacon Michael Skidmore will take the session on Baptism and when this is completed you can then arrange a date for your child's Baptism. It is an obligation that Catholics are expected to attend Mass. You must reside within the parish boundaries to have your child Baptised at Our Lady of the Angels. The Parish of Our Lady of the Angels covers Nuneaton town centre and the surrounding areas of Caldecote, Weddington, St. Nicolas Park, Horeston Grange, Whitestone, Attleborough, Chilvers Coton and Stockingford. If you have any questions please contact the parish office.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
These classes take place, in the parish Hall Lounge, from November every Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm for children who do NOT attend Catholic Schools . You MUST reside within the parish boundaries for your child to attend these classes (if in doubt please contact the parish office by email for clarification). Here they are given instruction for their First confession and First Holy Communion. These children are also invited to attend a retreat day with Our Lady and St Joseph's school before they receive their Sacrament. These classes are taken by Jane Goodyear and Christine Scullion.
These classes take place every Wednesday from January, in the parish Hall Lounge, for children who do NOT attend Catholic schools. You MUST reside within the parish boundaries for your child to attend these classes (if in doubt please contact the parish office by email for clarification). Here they receive instruction on Confirmation and are given the opportunity to attend a retreat day with Our Lady and St Joseph's school. These classes are taken by Jane Goodyear and Carol Wright.