Sacraments of Initiation

The Sacraments of Initiation – Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist – are the foundations of the Christian life. ‘Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the “sacraments of Christian initiation”, whose unity must be safeguarded’ (CCC, no.1285).

The Liturgy of Baptism

The meaning and grace of the sacrament of Baptism are clearly seen in the rites of its celebration. (CCC, no. 1234)

Baptism is a Call To Holiness

Baptism is the door to life and to the Kingdom of God. Christ offered the first sacrament of the new law to all that they may have eternal life. Baptism is, above all, the sacrament of that faith by which men and women, enlightened by the Spirit’s grace, respond to the Gospel of Christ’

Source: ‘Christian Initiation, General Instruction’, The Rites of the Catholic Church (1976), No3./ Copyright © Irish Episcopal Conference 2014

Further reading: Chapter 15 (pp. 204 – 219) Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults

What Does Baptism Mean?

‘Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit’. – Matthew: 28:19

Baptism Preparation Booklet

The Parish has produced a Baptism preparation booklet to explain the basics of Baptism and how to prepare for it. Please click here to download your copy.

Baptism for Adults

The Parish warmly welcomes and supports adults wishing to be baptised into the Catholic Church. Please contact us for more details.

Additional information about the Sacrament of Baptism can be found on the following website: