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Baptism Preparation

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THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

 

Baptism of a child is a very special occasion in the life of a family.  It is also a very special occasion in the life of the Church.  Just as we welcome a child into our families, so too the Church welcomes children into the family of God.  Baptism is the Church’s sacrament of welcome and the gateway to all the other sacraments.  Baptism is the sacrament which initiates a person into the Christian Community, making them children of God and members of the local parish.  In it we celebrate God’s love for us and are affirmed  as followers of Christ.

The central role in passing on faith belongs to parents/guardians. It is they who will be the role models of faith for their children.  It is in the home that children need to learn and experience trust, love, faith, hope and commitment in order for their faith to grow.

If you would like to arrange a Baptism for your child, please fill out the Application Form and return it to the Parish office. Please note you should bring the child's birth certificate with you. It is necessary to photocopy it for parish records, but it will be returned to you straight away. 

Every month on the last Thursday, there is a Baptism preparation meeting for parents at 8.00 pm in the Resource Centre. The godparents are also asked to attend this meeting as they fulfil an important role in the life of their godchild. Please note that this meeting is instead of a visit to your home by a member of the Baptism Team.


Days of Baptism:

1st Sunday of Month at 12.45 p.m.

2nd Saturday of Month at 5.00 p.m.

4th Saturday of Month at 5.00 p.m.

Contact Parish Office - 01-2822704

 

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