In a country such as this where there is a long tradition of Christianity, it is very easy to have your child baptised out of habit. If you ask to have your child baptised, you will be asked to make a promise that you will bring the child up to know and love God and to live by the values of Jesus Christ.
You will be asked to make a commitment to teach your child to pray and to bring them to Mass. You will also be asked to choose godparents who will be good role models for the child and who will support the child in their Christian faith. Godparents should be practising Catholics, full members of the Church.
Parents who wish to have a child baptised are invited to attend a preparation meeting beforehand where there will be an opportunity to talk about this important occasion in the life of your family and answer any questions you may have.
Baptism meetings take place approximately once every three weeks, check out the most recent Newsletter to see when the next meeting is scheduled. If you require any further information please contact the parish secretary on 01 4572900 or talk to one of the parish baptism team after Sunday Mass.
To ensure an intimate setting for your child’s Baptism and a dignified celebration, we limit the number of babies for Baptism to four.