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Baptism Team


Parish Application Form: To request baptism for your child, please contact the Parish Secretary, at the Parish Office, situated in the Parish Centre beside the Church (Tel. 01-4944295).  There is a requirement of 6 weeks notice.  You will be given the Application Form and the Baptismal Literature at the Office. A copy of your baby’s Birth Certificate must accompany the Application Form, which must be signed by both parents and returned at least one week before the Preparation Meeting to the Parish Office. In our parish, we are blessed to have a dedicated Baptismal Team.   If you live outside the parish of the Divine Word, a letter from that parish is required.  This is to receive permission from your own parish priest to have your child baptised in our parish. Should you for any reason need to change the date of Baptism which you have booked, please consult the Parish Secretary as early as possible.

Preparation Meeting:

A Preparation meeting is held each month to which parents and godparents are invited.  This meeting is informal and aims to provide parents and godparents with a greater understanding of the sacrament of Baptism.  It is also a good way to meet other parents in the parish.  The meeting is usually held on the Monday  prior to the first Baptism of the month at 8:00 p.m. in the Parish Centre.  It lasts approximately one hour. Attendance is required, and a team member will confirm the date with you.

Date and Time of Baptism:

Baptism Ceremony – 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month after 12:00 o’clock Mass. (There are no Baptisms during the season of Lent.)

Please refer to the Baptism page on this website which you will find on the Sacraments menu.


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