Dear Parents

Congratulations on the birth of your child. The Church community shares your joy.

Baptism is an important event both you and your child. It is also a day of celebration and joy for your family, friends and for the Church community. We are happy to welcome your new baby into the Christian family.

Here are the best steps to have your child baptised.

Fill out the Infant Baptism Request form below.

If you live outside the Inchicore-Bluebell area please provide a letter from your Parish Priest giving permission for your child to be baptised outside your own parish.

Please return the Baptism Application form with the infant’s original birth certificate to our parish office.

Baptisms are held on the third Sunday of each month at 3p.m.

What happens next?

You will be contacted by a member of our Baptism Team to arrange a meeting in preparation for Baptism.

The Baptism Preparation Meeting will be held in the House of Retreat, (big house beside Mary Immaculate Church), Tyrconnell Road, Inchicore.  The meeting will be at a time that suits you both, and godparents are encouraged to attend.

There will be a special ‘Welcome Ceremony’  at a Sunday mass before your child’s baptism, where you and your child will be welcomed into the parish community.

The Baptism Ceremony will take place over two Sundays.


You are asked to choose godparents who will be a good influence for your child.

What are the requirements for being a Godparent?

A Godparent must:

  • be Catholic (at least one of the godparents)
  • be over 16 years of age
  • be a practicing Catholic who has been Confirmed

There is no charge for Baptism.

However, the parish does have a lot of expenses. Upkeep of the church, lighting, heating, printing, and secretarial expenses.

Parents too have a lot of expenses especially with the arrival of a new member of the family.

To share the burden, and not place it on parents’ shoulders, a basket will be left out and at the end of the baptism and there will be an invitation to all to give a donation if they so wish.

You can download this page here

Baptismal Request Form

Please contact the Parish Office on 01-453 4408 extension 203 or