SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
The next available Baptism date is on: Sat 20th, Sat 27th Sept& Sun 5th Oct. in Tullamore; Sun 12th Oct in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for this is on Wednesday 17th Sept.
There are normally four dates for Baptism in the parish. They are as follows:
Tullamore: 1st Sunday 2.00pm, 3rd. and 4th. Saturday 4.15pm of every month.
Pre Baptism Meetings: On the third Wednesday of every month at 8.00pm in the Parish Centre.
Meetings in St. Mary's Parish Centre,
Child for Baptism?
Each year about 170 baptisms take place in the parish. We are delighted with the opportunity this provides to meet with the families concerned and we work hard to ensure that the ceremony itself will be both relaxed and memorable for all. Because of the large numbers of people involved we appreciate very much if the procedures outlined here can be followed:
1. Booking - Contact the parish secretary to provisionally book the date for baptism.
2. Information night for parent(s) - Held on the 3rd. Wednesday night of every month at 8.00pm in the Parish Centre. This involves explaining the meaning and details of the ceremony, and sorting out practical details.
3. Baptism ceremony - Normally on the 1st Sunday and 3rd & 4th. Saturday of each month in Tullamore church, the 2nd Sunday of each month in Durrow church.
4. A maximum of six children on the day