The Sacrament of Baptism

There are seven Sacraments of the Catholic Church which are essential for salvation and living the life that Christ intended us to live. Of these seven, there are three important Sacraments that initiate an individual and welcome him or her into the family of Christ – Baptism, Communion, and Confirmation.

Baptism is the foundation of the Sacrament of initiation and frees one from original sin. The Baptism ceremony symbolises the washing away of sins and cleansing the soul by immersing it in water. Baptism is an important Sacrament and being baptised is an important part of being initiated into the family of the Catholic Church.

The Baptism Ceremony

Your child’s Baptism is a time of celebration and joy. Naturally, you want the best for your child. On the day of Baptism they are welcomed into the family of the Lord. When you bring your child for Baptism, you are promising to bring up your child as a Catholic, under God.

One of the key features of a Baptism is the role of the godparents. Godparents play a n important role in caring for the child’s spiritual and physical wellbeing. Both a woman and a man are chosen to fulfill this position in the infant’s life, and so a portion of the Baptism ceremony will focus on these two select people.


St Patricks Church Skerries Baptism
St. Patricks - Baptismal Font
St. Patricks - Baptismal Font
Re-Scheduling Baptisms – Post Covid

As you know due to the pandemic we had to postpone the planned celebrations of Baptism. We are now looking at going forward and would like to offer you the possibility of celebrating the baptism of your child. We hope this will be helpful to you to have your child baptised as soon as we can manage it. Unfortunately, at this time we are limited in the numbers we can have attending which will be ten – Parents, Godparents, Child and 5 others

If you would like to re-schedule your child’s baptism we have new dates available.

  • Baptism

    August 8 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Baptism

    August 29 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Baptism

    September 5 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Baptism

    September 26 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm