When booking Baptisms, please bring along
baby's Birth Certificate.
Baptisms are usually held on the 2nd and 4th Weekend of the Month with Saturdays at 12.30pm and Sundays at 1.45pm.
The next dates for Baptisms in St. Cronan's are:
Saturday 8th February - FULL
Sunday 23rd February
The next Parent/Guardian Meeting
Thursday 6th February at 8pm
in St. Cronan's Parish Pastoral Centre
Because we are in the Lenten Season, the next date for Baptisms is Easter Sunday.
A completed Registration Form and copy of baby's Birth Certificate is required to book a Baptism. If you have the facility, you can email a copy of the Birth Cert and fill in the Registration Form online and email to the parish office.
For families outside of Brackenstown wishing to have their baby baptised in St. Cronan's Church, a letter of Permission of Baptism from your own parish is required. This is a standard letter of courtesy between Priests.
Please contact the Parish Office for further details.
Congratulations on the birth of your baby and on your decision to have them Baptised here in St. Cronan's Church.
Parents requesting baptism for their child must first fill out a Baptismal Registration Card. This can be done by either calling to the parish office or else by downloading the form HERE, completing it and emailing the completed form back to the parish office. A copy of baby's Birth Cert must be included with the application for Baptism.
The parents will then be given the date for the next Baptismal Preparation Meeting. These take place in St Cronan’s church, usually but not always, on the first Thursday of the month.
At this meeting the parents will be introduced to the Baptism Team (members of the parish) who will be in attendance during their child’s christening. The purpose of the meeting, as the name suggests, is to prepare the parents by explaining the basic elements of the baptism ceremony. As well as covering the mechanical aspects such as when to arrive, where to sit, when to move inside the church etc etc, some parts of the spiritual side of the ceremony, such as the meaning behind the symbols used, are also covered. The hope is that this advance training will take some of the pressure off the parent’s who in turn will be able to enjoy the occasion of their child’s christening.
Baptism Team Leader
If you would like to be a part of the Baptism Ministry in St. Cronan’s Church, please contact any of the Priests in the Parish, a member of the Baptism Team or the Parish Office.
You're taking this step of faith
In obedience to the Lord
To be baptized in His precious name
And heed the Master’s call
To rise up with faith in God
And go where He may lead
To share God’s love with everyone
And touch them in their need
May God pour out His blessings
Upon your life today
So you may walk in His abundance
As you commit to Him your way
Keep on trusting in the Lord
No matter what you face
And keep your eyes on Jesus Christ
And live in His sweet grace
“It is no small thing, when they,
who are so fresh from God, love us. ”