BAPTISM IN ST CANICE'S PARISH
BAISTEADH INÁR bPARÓISTE
The parish congratulates you on taking this step into membership of the Catholic Church, whether you are an adult seeking to join the Church or if you wish your child to join our parish community. It is the first step on your journey to Heaven. It is not about one moment in time it is about a lifelong commitment which is to be renewed every day and especially every weekend with the local parish community at the high point of the week, the Sunday Mass. You join a community, the parish, the Church.
Here in St Canice's, we have a Baptism Team who are involved on behalf of the parish community. They help you as you start out on the road of Christian living. They will meet you before the actual Baptism. We want you to be quite sure that this is what you really want.
Occasionally we receive enquiries from people who live outside our parish who wish to have their child baptised in our church. We appreciate these enquiries but would like applicants to know what they are asking. We always encourage them to join the parish community where they live, where they will celebrate the Mass each week with their local parish community, where they will receive their education, and where they will receive the sacraments of Penance / Confession, Holy Communion, Confirmation and Matrimony / Christian Marriage.
Godparents must be over 16 years of age, have received the sacrament of Confirmation and very importantly must be active practicing Catholics who join their parish each week for the celebration of Mass. The Church wishes all parents and godparents to be exemplary role models for the people they bring for Baptism.
Your initial enquiry will be welcomed by any of the priests or at the parish office at
01 834 3110
Adults in the Catholic Church
From time to time we have enquiries from adults who wish to become members of the catholic faith within our parish. The Rite of Christian Initiation in Adults (RCIA) is programme designed for adults who would like to explore their faith before they make a commitment. We would welcome your query and interest and would happily facilitate you on your journey of faith in our parish.