BAPTISMAL PRAYER

 

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

 

By M.S.Lowndes

BAPTISM

 

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.
 


Willie Curtis

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. 

“It is no small thing, when they,

who are so fresh from God, love us.

 

Charles Dickens

UPCOMING BAPTISM DATES

Saturday 8th August at 12:30pm
Sunday 23rd August at 1:45pm

Please note there will be restrictions of 10 people per family plus the child to be baptised until we get further government guidelines.

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PLEASE NOTE ALL SERVICES ARE BROADCAST VIA WEBCAM AT THIS TIME

Saturday:   6.30 pm;  Sunday: 9.00 am & 11.00 am; Weekdays Mon - Sat 10am

Each Evening at 8:30 pm: Rosary & Nightprayer and  Friday 10:30 am & 7:30 pm - Stations of the Cross

Please note that Marriages will no longer to be celebrated until further notice 

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