Baptism

Carrigrohane Union of Parishes regularly celebrates the sacrament of Holy Baptism.

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Sacraments 

Holy Baptism

Our Understanding of Baptism 

The Church of Ireland recognises baptism by water in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit by other Christian traditions.  Therefore the Church will not rebaptise a person who has previously been baptised.  Similarly, baptism in the Church of Ireland is regarded as equivalent to a baptism in many other Christian traditions.

With the baptism of children, it is desirable that parents are sponsors for their own children.  Parents will often choose godparents with whom they will share the responsibility for bringing up a child in the Christian faith. Sponsors and godparents must be baptised Christians and at least two must be members of the Church of Ireland or a denomination in communion with the Church of Ireland. 

 

With the baptism of Adults we take time to prepare them for a life of faith. 

It is a remarkable way to make a statement of faith. 

Blarney Church building has a Baptismal pool ideal for celebrating such sacraments. 

 

We also offer other possibilities … 

Renewal of Baptismal Vows & Dedication of a Child