Baptisms take place on the First Sunday of the Month after the 11.30am mass
All enquires to Rita Kavanagh, Sacristan. 01-5157512,

What do you need to do?

To apply to have your child Baptised in Francis Street Parish you must be resident in the parish. Having your child baptised is the beginning of a journey to becoming a full member of God's Family, the Church. There are three steps involved: Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation. This is not like joining a club. This is about becoming part of the parish family and through that, the family of God. As parents you are committing yourselves to bringing your child up according to the values of the Gospel. That can be summed up in the words of Jesus himself, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and your neighbour as yourself." This isn't always easy to do and that's why we are given the parish community to support and encourage one another.

What documents do you need?

You must provide a copy of your child's birth certificate and complete the form below and return to the sacristy by email or in person. To get started you will need to contact our sacristan. The best way to do that is to ring 01-5157512 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 10.45am and 12noon. If this is not convenient, you can contact her by email:

Before you do any of the above, you should consider what this commitment means and whether you are willing to journey with your child through the various stages of becoming part of God's Family.

Who can attend?

The Government has recently said that 50 people can attend a baptism. However that is not realistic for our church. In our parish 25 people may attend. This includes the parents and God parents. In order to have the church ready, you will need to let us have the list of 25 people one week before the baptism. When you prepare the list, you should put together those who live together as we will be able to seat them together. You will be given a date and time to attend. Everyone who is invited must be there on time. When you come into the church you will have to sanitise your hands and wear a mask (we have masks for those who may arrive without them). Seats will be assigned according to the list you provide. Our church is 'deep cleaned' twice a week, which offers the best protection we can provide.


Baptism Registration form click here to download and print.

Please also download Baptism Privacy form and fill out. 







Office: 01-5157512 9.30am - 12noon,
Outside Office hours: 01-5611390,