This is the first sacrament that we receive on the Christian journey and is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation, along with Penance and Confirmation.

In baptism we become

Parents request baptism for their child and an important question for them is, Why? Why do we want our child baptised? People’s reasons are many and varied…..because it is what everyone else does…..someone else in the family wants it ….. as a type of insurance policy, just in case something happens ….. as believers, we see baptism as a significant first step on our child’s faith journey.

The Liturgy of Baptism comprises of four parts:

Baptism Dates and Arrangements

In our parish, baptism is celebrated on the first Saturday of each month at 4.00pm. On any date that the priest is unavailable, baptisms take place on the first Sunday at 1.00pm.

While some parents desire to have their child christened in their native parish, it is preferable and encouraged that baptism should take place in the parish where the child resides. Please contact the parish office on or 028 68641889 to book a baptism.

The Diocese of Clogher  stipulates that a child’s Godparents must be;

  1. at least 16 years of age.
  2. a Catholic who is baptised, confirmed and has received the Eucharist.
  3. one who “lives a life of faith which befits the role to be undertaken”.

When there are two Godparents, there must be one male and one female. If two people of the same gender are nominated by the parents, only one is registered as a sponsor, the other is a witness. A baptised non-Catholic may participate in the ceremony as a witness, not as a Godparent.