”I baptise you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit”

Through Baptism,we become members of God’s family.

Baptisms are held once a month on Sundays after the 11.30am Mass in Athboy and on Saturday afternoons in Rathmore and Rathcairn on the same weekend. 

The baptismal preparation meetings are held once a month, usually the first Tuesday of the month in the sacristy of St. James’ Church, Athboy, following the 7.30pm Mass.Parents are invited to attend this Mass.

The meetings are hosted by members of the Parish Baptismal Team who are parents and the objective of the meeting is to assist parents understand the meaning of Baptism and to explain the details of the ceremony and explore the symbols used in Baptism. The meeting lasts approximately one hour and is an opportunity to explore any concerns you may have as well as meet other parents who may be sharing your Baptism day.

When choosing godparents, they must be practising Catholics: one male and one female, a godfather and a godmother. (Can 873)

Bookings for Baptisms and for the Baptism Preparation meetings should be made by phone +353 46 943 2184 or in person to the Parochial House.