Congratulations and Thanks
Congratulations on the birth of your child! The Parish Community shares in your joy. Thank you for wanting to have your baby join the family of the Church through Baptism. By asking for your baby’s Baptism, you are publicly thanking God for His gift to you and making a commitment to bring up your child in the Christian faith. We will help you carry out your decision by giving you our wholehearted support.
We would be delighted to receive a photo of your baby’s Baptism to display on our website. If you wish a photo to be included you can send them by email to email@example.com or post to The Secretary, Parish Centre, Broadford, Co. Kildare.
Baptism arrangements for Balyna Parish
Baptisms rotate around the three churches of the Parish. Contact the Parish Office to make a booking. They are held on the first Sunday of the month. In Clogherinkoe they take place at 1pm. In Broadford after 11.30 am Mass on Sunday. In Johnstownbridge after the 10.00 am Mass on Sunday.
Registration of Baptism
After the ceremony, the parish priest records the baptism in the Baptismal Register of the parish. This record includes the full names of the child, parents and godparents, the child’s date of birth, the date of the baptism and the name of the officiating priest or deacon.
A Certificate of Baptism can then be issued by the parish as and when required.