Baptism Font in St John the Baptist Church, Clontarf Road
Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: “Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, article 1213)
Information regarding the celebration of this sacrament in our parish follows:
1. Date of Baptisms
  • 2nd Sunday of each month – this is limited to 4 children and will take place at 11:00 am
  • 3rd Saturday of each month – this is limited to 4 children and will take place at 12.00 noon.
2. Making a Booking 
Step 1 – Contact the parish secretary for availability.

Step 2 – Fill out the baptismal form in the sacristy.

NB: this is to be done in advance, preferably about 4 weeks (depending on availability). A Parent or Parents must fill out the form themselves in the Parish Office.
3. Preparation for Baptism in our Parish 
A meeting will take place with the Baptismal Team on the previous Wednesday before the second Sunday at 7:30pm in the parish centre. This prepares the parents for the baptism ceremony. It also provides an opportunity to meet other parents whose children are being baptised.
4. Day of Baptism – Things to remember

A White Shawl

A Baptismal Candle – Candles may be purchased at the Church for €5 each.
5. Other requirements 
Godparents and parents are advised to take part in the celebrations of the parish on a regular basis.
Contact the parish office for any other information