"The soul is regenerated in the sacred waters of baptism and thus becomes God's child."

—   St. Maximilian Kolbe

The Sacrament of Baptism is sometimes called the Door of the Church; because it is the first of the seven Sacraments given, in terms of both timing and priority since receiving the other Sacraments depends upon it.


It is the first of the three Sacraments of Initiation (the other two being Holy Communion and Confirmation). Once baptised, a person becomes a member of the church.


For Catholics, this Sacrament is not a mere formality – it is the very mark of a Christian since it brings us into new life with Christ.


Baptism in Dunboyne Parish is open to parishioners only – those living outside the parish who are seeking the sacrament should contact their local parish office.

Baptism at Dunboyne & Kilbride Parish

Baptism are held on the first Saturday of the month in Dunboyne at 3:00 pm and the first Sunday of the month at 12:15pm and at Kilbride Church the first Saturday of the month at 5:00 pm.


Forms and Registration


If you wish to have your child baptised, please contact the parish office to fill in registration form.

Pre - Baptism Meetings

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Please call the Parish Office for information concerning the Baptismal meetings. All parents are expected to attend the meeting prior to the baptism of their child. Godparents are most welcome to attend.
Pre-Baptism meetings, which should be attended by parents with godparents welcome, are held on the last Thursday of each month at 8pm in the Parish office. All paperwork for registration of baptism due at this meeting.