Celebration of Baptism
When parents wish to present their child for Baptism they are invited to contact Freda at the Parish Office, 01 4972215. Freda will discuss the dates of Baptism, take the initial information and arrange a meeting in the week before the Baptism with the priest who will celebrate the sacrament. Baptisms are usually scheduled twice each month, on a Saturday and a Sunday, usually at 1.00pm. The policy of the parish is to have a number of children baptized together to create a true sense of joining a community of believers, single baptisms are not encouraged. Families who may wish to invite a priest friend to join the parish celebration are most welcome.
“The Christian community welcomes you with great joy”
Baptism is the gateway into the life of Christ and the Christian community.
“All of us who were baptised into Christ Jesus were baptised into his death in order that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the Glory of the Father we too may live a new life “ Rm 6:3-4
Role in our Lives
Baptism celebrates the embrace, through Christ, of a relationship with God. It confirms that the baptised is a Child of God, a follower of Christ, a temple of the Holy Spirit and a member of the body of Christ – the Church.
Parents are requested to make contact with the Parish office. Freda will assist with arranging a date for the Baptism and schedule a meeting with one of the priests of the parish.
Related Sources and Links
Baptism in the Catechism of the Church
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Baptism during Mass
Guidelines for Infant Baptism
Boys and girls names