Baptisms are celebrated on any Sunday during the month. Fr James conducts baptisms in the parish, which are usually celebrated at 12pm or 2pm, but these are flexible times. If, in any one month, there are a number of children to be baptised, the parents will be invited to attend a course at our church. However, if this doesn’t take place, then Fr James will meet with the parents to discuss the importance of baptism and parental responsibilities.
How many Godparents should we have?
Do the Godparents have to be Catholic?
How much does it cost?
If you are considering getting married at St Augustine’s Catholic Church, Daventry, the first step would be to contact Fr James. He will then meet with you and agree a date and time, and also ensure that it is possible for you to get married in the Church. He will ask you to meet with him on three other occasions to discuss the understanding of marriage in our Catholic tradition, and also the practicalities surrounding the marriage ceremony. You will have to make separate contact with the Registrar to ensure that permission is given by the civil authorities for the marriage to take place.
It is possible for us to arrange an organist and flowers for the church, and our hall may also be available for hire for your wedding reception.
Will we have to attend a Pre-Marriage Course?
How much will it cost?
Can we throw confetti?
The death of a loved one is always a very difficult time for a family, and our parish community would want to be as supporting and sympathetic as possible. In the first instance, it would be necessary to contact a funeral director who will then contact the parish office to make sure the priest or deacon would be available to conduct the funeral.
The funeral service itself can be conducted in a number of ways. It may be a simple cremation, a simple service of Word and prayers in the church or a full Requiem Mass. The priest or deacon would be willing to meet with you to discuss what would be most appropriate for your loved one. He would also be willing to meet with the family to discuss the choice of readings and hymns, and to give practical advice. If you wish, flowers could also be provided in the church for the funeral service – price on application.
Once a year, usually in November, a service is held to remember all who have died and to bless the graves of those who are buried at Welton Road Cemetery.
Is it possible to have non-religious music at the funeral service?
Can the family add personal tributes about the deceased?
How much does it cost?