The Sacrament of Baptism (Welcoming into the Church Community)


Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua),4 and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: “Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 1213).

Baptisms are held on the first and third Saturday of every month at 2pm.

(unless there is a wedding on and Baptisms move to 4pm)

Two weeks notice should be given completing the simple form below which you can print off and return to the office or  by calling to the Parish Office, Forthill House, Battery Road, Athlone  090 6492171

  • Adults seeking Baptism should contact the Parish Office on 090 6492171 as there is a special course for adults seeking Baptism..
  • Contact Catherine in Drum to book Baptisms in Drum or Clonown Churches 090 6437125 (Office hours

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