DH is catholic grew up going to private schools, he doesn't practice. My mum is also a non practising catholic my dad is not. When my brother and I were born my parents decided that they did not want to force any religion on us allowing us to choose our own faith.
I said to DH when we were married that when we had children if he wanted them to become catholic I would have no objection I just don't want to get married in a church.
Well we now have 2 beautiful little girls so the decision to christen them or not is upon us. we both agree that we are swaying towards private education and it helps.
anyway I have absolutely no idea how I go about it, do I just ring church's? I don't want to sound silly. Is there certain things I need to know/do? Should I consider being christened myself?
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
24-02-2013 22:12 #1
24-02-2013 22:16 #2Senior Member
- Join Date
- Jun 2009
I thought both parents had to be christened in order for their child to be christened.
I could be wrong though.
If u know what church u want to hold the ceremony at, give them a buzz and the secretary should help you.
The Following User Says Thank You to misho For This Useful Post:
25-02-2013 09:44 #3
25-02-2013 11:22 #4
You can ring the church and they will inform you of what needs to be done and what you need to know.
I've had our 4 girls christened, my DH and I are both christened but only one parent had to be. When choosing their godparents at least one of them had to be christened also.
The church we used we only had to go to an information evening to pick a date, time and speak to the priest but a lot of churches won't let you have a date until you have attended church a few times.
The Following User Says Thank You to BabyG4 For This Useful Post:
12-03-2013 22:04 #5
It is absolutely possible to baptise or christen a child without being a Christian or Catholic yourself, but morally, I don't agree with it. I am looking at baptising my child, she's 2.5, and I'm not sure I'm able to given that I'm going to have to ask her father permission, morally. But I wouldn't introduce or "give" my religion to my child that I wasn't willing to raise them in. I bring my daughter to Church and while she's a bit young to understand it, she loves it. Yes I want her to go to a private school but that also has a lot to do with my own belief's.
Think hard about the decision. Once you have christened your child as a Christian or Catholic, that decision can't be unmade. Yes, it may not be followed, but its something you'll live with.
12-03-2013 22:49 #6
I have thought hard about our decision hence the reason dd1 is not currently baptised. I am sorry but your post had nothing relevant to offer except make me feel I have no morals.
12-03-2013 23:02 #7
For most private schools your kids don't have to be christened, they take anyone who pays the fees!
Catholic schools however give preference to Catholics ( obviously!) but they do take a small percentage of non catholic kids, maybe work out which school you will send them to first so you may not even need to get them done?
My SIL was thinking of getting her daughter baptized as she wants her to go to the local catholic school ( similar to you she is not catholic but her DH is) She just approached the local catholic church and the priest said its fine that she is not catholic and as long as 1 g-dparent is catholic and that they have to attend church for a certain amount of weeks and bring the child back to be confirmed etc
The Following User Says Thank You to Elijahs Mum For This Useful Post:
By youmake3 in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & ChatReplies: 63Last Post: 16-01-2013, 14:43
By ChangedMyMind in forum Pregnancy & Birth General ChatReplies: 18Last Post: 30-12-2012, 13:04
By Threadkiller in forum General ChatReplies: 2Last Post: 19-04-2012, 09:22
The Fix Program Sydney CBD and BroadwayPregnancy and women's health physio, pregnancy and new mum Pilates classes taught by our physios for you and bub. ...
LATESTToilet training: when is the best time to start?Why it is OK for your child to be differentWhat is a blessing way? How is it different to a baby shower?
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Situations - ok or not ok?General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
Would you delay TTC because first child is starting first year of school.General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
IVF babies due March/April/May 2017#2pregnancy and babies through IVF
What are our chances??pregnancy and babies through IVF
Miracle March TTC and Testing ChatConception & Fertility General Chat