“Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit ( vitae spiritualis ianua ), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission. Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.“
Catechism of the Catholic Church 1994
DURING THE COVID19 PANDEMIC THE TIMES DETAILED BELOW DO NOT APPLY. IF ANYONE HAS A CHILD FOR BAPTISM PLEASE CONTACT FR HUGHES ( 028 867 51206 )
The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated on the 1st Saturday of the month in St Joseph’s at 5 pm and on the 3rd Saturday of the month in St Mary’s at 5.15 pm Please book you Baptism with Fr Paddy at least 2 weeks before.
Details of when baptisms are carried out in our parish are given in the general section on Sacraments.
Those who are asked to be Godparents of a child for Baptism should be 16 years of age or older and should be practicing Catholics.