Congratulations on the birth of your child! Cabinteely Parish Community shares in your joy. We are delighted to welcome your baby into the Christian family of the Church through Baptism. By asking for your baby’s Baptism, you are publicly thanking God for His gift to you and making a commitment to bring up your child in the Christian faith. We will help you carry out your decision by giving you our wholehearted support.
Baptisms are currently taking place on the second and fourth Sundays at 1.30 PM . To arrange to have your child baptised, please contact the parish office to book. (+353 1 285 8835 or [email protected] ). It is customary to give a donation to the Priest at the time of baptism (50% of which goes to the Diocesan Common Fund which pays an allowance to priests and 50% goes directly to the priest).
The Request for Baptism Form and Consent Form are below.
Please download and send to the Parish Office
Guidelines for Baptism
*Requests for baptism should be signed by both parents.
*A copy of the child’s birth cert should accompany the application form.
*The surname recorded on the baptismal form should always be the same as the name on the birth cert.
The basic requirement is that there is one Godparent (Sponsor). If there are two then one should be male and the other female. There are only two God-Parents.
In order for someone to be eligible as a godparent they must be chosen by the parents, have the ability and the intention to fulfill the role, be at least 16 years of age, and be a confirmed Roman Catholic, who has already received the Most Holy Eucharist, is leading a life in harmony with the Catholic Faith and who will be a good role model for the one being baptized, and be neither the father nor the mother of the child.
A baptized person who belongs to another Christian community may be admitted as a “Christian witness” (not a godparent) provided that there is at least one Roman Catholic godparent who fulfills the above criteria. A non-baptized person cannot be a witness (Code of Canon Law, cc. 872-874; Catechism of the Catholic Church 1255). If you have any further questions please contact the Parish Office.
Please clock here for a copy of the Baptism Ceremony Booklet Baptism-booklet – Ceremony
To request a Baptism Certificate one must first complete a Baptism Cert Request Form (in order to be compliant with the Data Protection Regulations). Form below