Baptism Team

Role of Parish Baptismal Team

  • Representative of the faith community’s welcome and support for the child to be baptised, and for the child’s family;
  • Share the journey to Baptism with the family – supporting the family’s preparations; sharing the riches and the responsibilities of the sacrament of Baptism; exploring the ongoing support of the family by the parish.

 

Aspects of Parish Baptism Team’s support for parents/guardians

  1. Parents contact parish to seek baptism for their child
  2. Initial Encounter by parish with family
  3. Post Letter of Welcome confirming date and time of baptism to family
  4. Meeting of baptism team and family
  5. Celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism
  6.  Follow-up
  7. Blessing of the newly baptised babies

 

To explore setting up a baptism team in your parish or pastoral area, contact Frances Rowland – 064 6630538 or email francesrowland@dioceseofkerry.ie