Think of the love that the Father has lavished on us
By letting us be called God’s children;
And that is what we are.
My dear people we are already the children of God
But what we are to be in the future has not yet been revealed;
all that we know is that when it is revealed we shall be like him
because we shall see him as he really is.                 1 John 3:1-2 
  

TIMES OF BAPTISM CEREMONIES

St John’s Church: Saturdays at 4.30pm and Sundays immediately after 12.00 noon Mass

Immaculate Conception: Sundays after 10.00am Mass

St Brendan’s Curraheen: Sundays after 11.00am Mass

We invite you, in consultation with the Priest, to consider having your child baptised during Mass

 

Some questions about Baptism

Q 1. Why baptise?

The final command of Jesus to his followers was: "Go, therefore, make disciples of all the nations: baptise them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit".

Baptism then is a personal response to the invitation of Jesus.

Q 2. What happens at baptism?

At baptism, through the pouring of water and anointing with Chrism, the child becomes a member of the church.

 

 

 Symbols  

GODPARENTS

Choose your baby's godparents with care. They should be good Catholics, confirmed in the Faith and at least 16 years old. They should be living near enough to you to get to know the baby growing up. They will be undertaking to help you in your responsibility in handing on the practice of the Faith.

 

 

 

 REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Full Birth Certificate
  • Completed Application Form from Parish Centre
  • Letter of Reference from Parish of residence if from outside St. John's Parish

Offering: A voluntary offering of €60 is suggested. It is normally paid when booking. Of this, €10 is given to the sacristan, and the balance supports the parish clergy.

 Baptism Preparation for parents/Guardians:

First Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm or the Third Sunday of each month at 11.15am in St. John’s Parish Centre. 
Godparents, Grandparents and friends also very welcome.  Please book in advance at the Parish Office.