Saturday 22nd August at 12:30pm (3 spaces)
Saturday 24th October at 12:30pm (3 spaces)
Please note at the moment we are only baptising 4 infants at each Baptism and there will be restrictions of 10 people per family plus the child to be baptised until we get further government guidelines.
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
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. ”
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.