Arranging a Baptism
Baptisms will re-commence in the coming weeks, but only one family at a time. Only parents, godparents and child will be in attendance. There are large numbers waiting to be baptised so it will take some time to clear the backlog. Please be very patient.
As Parents, it is your faith that carries your child to the baptismal font. This is why the Church insists that children will only be baptised where there is a well founded hope that they will be brought up in the Catholic faith.
It is the Parents who take the baptismal promises for their child. It is a promise made before God and the gathered Church. For this reason, baptism can only be celebrated if parents are committed to and practising their faith on a regular basis.
Parents who are not practising their faith on a regular basis at present and who present their child for baptism may be asked to wait for a period of time to renew the practice of their own faith. This time offers them an opportunity to reflect on the commitment they are about to make before God on behalf of their child.
Baptisms are celebrated on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 1.30 pm. Parents must attend the baptismal preparation meeting before the baptism can proceed.(details at booking).
To enquire about baptism please talk to Marian in the parish office. TEL 01 4620777.
“BOOKINGS FOR BAPTISMS: Bookings for baptisms take place in the parish office (church porch)
Mon to Fri– 10.30am -12.30 pm, tel: 4620777. Three months’ notice is required. Baptisms take place: 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month in St. Mark’s Church at 1.30pm”