Upcoming Events

Date: 21 September 2017
Parish Baptism Team training
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In the context of today’s parish, Parish Baptism teams are a powerful way of reaching out and making connections with parents/ families who request Baptism for their infants.

Every child is a blessing and to be celebrated. Each person who joins our faith community is a great blessing for the whole community, and we celebrate the parents decision to be a Christian family. At the start of your child’s Baptism ceremony, you will hear the priest say “The Christian Community welcomes you with great joy.” This welcome is at the heart of Baptism.

A parish baptism team normally has 4-8 members, and is part of the overall ministry of the parish and therefore deserves the on-going support of the parish pastoral council and clergy. It would be wonderful if parishes attended as a group, so that 'newer' and 'more experienced' members could discuss together their own realities and energies.

After an information night (Sept 7th); this training program will be available to parish groups and must be booked in advance by calling 061 400133 or writing c/o Reception, LDPC, Denmark St, Limerick. The three evenings are: Monday 11th Thursday 21st and Thursday 28th September 2017.

Across three evenings we will look at the Sacrament of Baptism, the role of a Parish Baptism team, and a model for an evening session that could be offered in a parish. Participants must attend all three sessions from 7-9:30pm to benifit from the formation.