Dear Parents

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Dear Parents.


Congratulations on choosing Baptism for your child.


You have requested Baptism for your child and we are delighted to welcome your baby to the Christian family of the Church. By asking for Baptism for your child 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 to carry out your decision by giving you our wholehearted support.

You are the primary teachers of your child in life and in faith. The parish of Balally endeavours always to support Parents in fulfilling the promises they make to their child and to God on the day of Baptism. We pray God’s blessing upon you, your child and his/her godparents. We invite you to actively participate in and support your parish community by joining in the celebration of Sunday Mass. Our Family Mass is at 10am. each Sunday.

We believe that giving your child the experience of his/her local faith community will make a positive contribution to forming your child’s identity and growing sense of belonging. In addition, we are very open to your suggestions as to how with your help, we can together make this a more welcoming and living parish for younger parents.

On the day of Baptism, together with family and friends you will celebrate your child’s first Sacrament. It is a beautifully sacred and moving Christian experience. We very much look forward to celebrating with you the beginning of your child’s journey of faith. We look forward to getting to know you and your child in the years ahead.



Fr. Peter F. Byrne Co PP                                On behalf of the Baptism Team