Congratulations on the birth of your baby and on your decision to have him/her Baptised. We hope you find all the information you need below and advise you to contact the Parish Office as soon as possible to arrange the date you require.
In Baptism you take on an important commitment; you promise to help your child to grow in Christian faith. Your child is unique and precious in the sight of God and in Baptism the Christian community of the parish welcomes a new member.
All are welcome to participate in this happy event, particularly the parents, godparents, relatives, neighbours and friends of the person being Baptised.
For parents and their child, this is an important and happy day. It is also a day of celebration for the parish of Swords.
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What you Need to Bring to the Baptism
A Baptismal Candle and a White Garment is usually required. The White Garment can consist of an entire garment which is white, or simply a white shawl or both. The Baptism Candle can be decorated with symbols of Baptism or including the name of your son/daughter – but it does not have to be decorated. Baptism candles are available from the Parish.
The Parish incurs a lot of expenses and your donation helps us continue the work of the Gospel. (Details available from the parish secretary when you book your child’s baptism).
Baptism of children from outside the Parish
As we are now a one priest parish for both parishes. We can only support and encourage those who reside in both Parish’s. We encourage you to seek your own local Parish for the baptism of your child. This is so families may be able to make connection with their own local Parish and Parish Priest. Therefore we are unable to accept a booking for baptisms at St Colmcille's and Drynam if you reside outside the boundaries of the Parish. We respectfully suggest that you make contact with your local Parish to arrange the baptism of your child.
For information about having your child baptised in St Colmcille's and Drynam please contact the Parish Office on 01 - 840 7277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Baptism Preparation Meeting
The parents preparation meeting takes place, on the Wednesday 10 days before the Baptism,in the Parochial House, Seatown Road at 8.00pm, and it is intended to help prepare the parents of children about to receive the Sacrament of Baptism.
The Preparation Courses involve a one-hour meeting on the Wednesday evening 10 days prior to the date of Baptism at 8.00pm. The meetings include practical advice, support and personal experience from members of the Parish Baptismal Group, towards preparing them for the impending Sacrament of Baptism that their child is about to receive.
For adult Baptisms please click: 'About the Sacraments'
If you have been Baptised in any of the Churches in Swords Parish, you can order a Baptism Certificate.
To order a Baptism Certificate please complete the form below with all the relevant information so as to ensure we can deal with you request without delay. All certificates must be collected from the parish office.
Please note that there is a €5.00 fee payable on collection of the certificate.
You will receive an e-mail from us to advise when ready for collection.
Also, Baptismal Certificates for children Baptised in St. Colmcille’s Parish may be applied for at the parish office between 9.15am- 12.30pm Monday - Friday and 2pm - 4pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and collected during the week.
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