Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as a son or daughter of God. In Baptism we become members of Christ and are incorporated into the Church, becoming sharers in her mission. While it is an important event in the life of a family, it is more than just a private family celebration. When a child becomes a member of God’s family through Baptism, the Church community commits to supporting the parents and the child in their faith journeys - contact the Parish Office firstname.lastname@example.org or 04 388 6953 to arrange your child's baptism
Holy Cross PRE-SCHOOL PLAYGROUP
For parents and their pre-schoolers it is great to get together to have a play and get to know one another, leading to all important school familiarisation trips when school time approaches. Contact Holy Cross to find out days and times - office 04 388 7189
Preference forms are available at each of our three primary schools. Collect and complete the form from the school in preparation for your meeting with the parish priest and bring a copy of your child's baptism certificate - contact the Parish Office 04 388 6953 when you are ready for your meeting with the parish priest
We cover first reconciliation, confirmation and first communion in the same year. Each of our church communities initiates their own annual programme. If your children are in a parish school you will get to hear about it. Otherwise please notify your interest at the parish office and you will be put forward for the programme in your area when it starts - contact the Parish Office email@example.com or 04 388 6953 with any enquiries or if your children aren't at a parish school.