Congratulations on the arrival of the new member(s) of your family! We are delighted that you wish to bring up your child/children in your Catholic faith and to celebrate the sacrament of baptism here with us in St Joseph’s Parish. Baptisms take place on Sundays at 1.30pm.

Please collect a baptism card from the Monastery reception; complete it and return it as soon as possible.

Preparation for Baptism

Prior to the baptism, the parents and sponsors are required to attend a baptism meeting. These take place on either the 1st or 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Parish Room at 7.30pm.

Letter of release: If you are not resident in St Joseph’s Parish a ‘release letter’ from your own Parish is required. You can get this from your parish secretary during office hours.

The Baptism Day

Please be in the Church by 1.30pm. Bring a Baptismal Candle.

Please note, it is customary to make an offering to the Church on the day of the baptism.

For adult baptism and reception into the Church, please contact one of the Parish clergy.