Baptismal Preparation

Baptisms in Desertmartin Parish are celebrated at 12.30 p.m. on the First Sunday of the month in St. Patrick’s Church Keenaught and the Third Sunday of the month in St. Mary’s Church Coolcalm. Please contact Fr. Madden, 02879632196 to make arrangements or the parish office 02879397047 and leave a contact name and number and address. Baptism Cards can be collected in the sacristy any time and should be filled in and brought to the baptism ceremony. Baptism candles are provided but parents are welcome to bring their own.

Over the next 12 months it is hoped that a pre-baptism resource team can be established in the parish so that the baptism of a new member of a family can be an opportunity for faith renewal for all in Desertmartin Parish.

We see this programme as a vital one for the growth of the faith in the parish and essential for those associated with a child’s baptism.

As your child grows it is important to pray with them, share some bible stories,
visit the Church to light a candle for someone who is sick, attend Mass…etc.
We pray God’s Blessing upon you in the challenge ahead of bringing up your child in the faith…