1. You are welcome to Holy Family Parish for the baptism of your child.
  2. Only one child will be baptised per baptismal session (due to Covid-19 restrictions) at 1 pm; 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.
  3. The attendance is limited to 15 persons including the following, the child to be baptised, both parents, two God-parents, two Grandparents, the priest, the deacon, the sacristan and four other people to bring the total to 15 persons maximum and no more.
  4. Social distancing of 2 meters apart from each person must be maintained except for those who reside in the same household who may sit closer to each other.
  5. The identity of the Child to be baptised, together with the name of the parents, is established by the presentation of the Child’ (civil) birth certificate (to be returned) at the parish office in advance of the date of baptism.
  6. It is customary to make a donation for the church if you can afford to, (suggested donation €50).
  7. Please bring a baptismal candle and a white shawl.
  8. Godparents must be baptised and confirmed Catholics aged 16 years and upwards. There are normally two Godparents but one will suffice.
  9. Please be in the Church at least 10 minutes before the time of the baptism (there will be no readings or prayers of the faithful).
  10. The service of baptism will begin at the stated time and will last no more than c.20 minutes. Please be there on time.