Application forms are available from the Parish Office. Please book as early as you can to avoid disapppointment if you have a specific date in mind.
Baptism is a great gift to give to your child. It welcomes them into the parish faith community founded on Christ’s love for us all. It is with great joy that all are invited into the family of the parish through baptism.
Each year about 30-40 baptisms take place in the parish. We are delighted with the opportunity this provides to meet with the families concerned and we work hard to ensure that the ceremony itself will be both relaxed and memorable for all.
On the day of Baptism
As a courtesy to the priest and any other families that may be having a combined ceremony, please aim to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the ceremony.
PARKING is available in the car park in Shanballymore adjacent to the Primary School, however, Parking is very restrictive in Doneraile and Hazelwood.
Times for Baptisms
Time for celebration and Joy!
So much to do!
It’s likely that at the moment you are concerned about he birth of your baby. Either it’s an event you are waiting for; or you are still recovering form it. Before the baby arrives there is so much to think about; where will the baby sleep, baby’s cothes, will the baby be completely healthy, perhaps even the prospect of twins? Then, all of a sudden, there is chaos. The baby finally arrives and their is no time to think. There is so much to get done. Some people think of baptism simply as something else to “get done”. They speak of baptism as having the baby “done”. That’s very sad. For baptism is a birth into the Christian community and is in every way as solemn and important as birth itself. It’s an event that needs to be prepared for.