“I have called you by your name, you are mine”
(The Book of Isaiah, Chapter 43 Verse 1)
Even before the birth of a child it is important to start planning for Baptism as after the birth there is so much to be done that things can become chaotic. It would not be the best to think of Baptism as something to be ‘got over and done with’ as quickly as possible. It is important to remember that when a child is baptized it is the beginning of his/her journey of faith.
For the parents, this also means preparing themselves for the life journey of faith into which they are initiating their child.
Registration of Baptism:-
Your child’s Baptism will be recorded in St. Martin’s Parish Baptismal Register.
A certificate issued on the basis of this registration will be supplied to you on the day of your Child’s Baptism. Your Child’s Confirmation, Marriage or Ordination will also be noted alongside this entry in the register.
HOW TO BOOK A BAPTISM
1. Submit the Child’s Name to the Parish Office (01) 4510160 and complete a Booking Form.Click here to download.
2. Attend a Pre-Baptism Meeting with the Baptismal Team (held usually on 1st Tuesday in the Pastoral Rooms at 8:000 pm).
3. Bring along a copy of the Child’s Birth Certificate.
4. If living outside St Martin’s Parish bring a letter of permission from your own Parish.
The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated in St. Martin’s on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 12 noon and the 4th Sunday of each month at 1:30 pm. A minimum of 2 month’s notice should be given to the Parish Office Tel: (01) 4510160. On occasions these dates will change so we ask you to contact the parish office before you make any other arrangements
WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING THE FAMILIES AND THEIR CHILDREN FOR THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM IN ST. MARTINS CHURCH IN THE MONTHS AHEAD.