Dates for baptisms 2019:

February 3rd & 17th

March 3rd & 24th(no baptisms on St. Patrick's Day)

April 7th & 21st(Easter Sunday)

May 5th & 19th

June 2nd & 16th

July 7th & 21st

August 4th & 18th

September 15th

October 6th & 20th

November 3rd & 17th

December 1st & 15th


Parents are required to give at least 3 weeks notice. A parish information booklet entitled Preparing for Baptism, Beginning the Journey; welcoming new life into the community, handing on the faith.' is available at the Parish Office. A member of the Parish Baptism Team will visit the parents to help in the preparations for baptism.

Considerations for the parent(s) seeking baptism for their childparent(s) seeking baptism for their child in this parish should reside in the Parish of Monaghan and Rackwallace.

    • one parent should be a baptised Catholic.
    • one of the godparents should be a baptised, confirmed and practising Catholic aged 16 years or over.
    • The god-parent's role is as faith-role-model for the candidate for baptism.


Parents should bring the following with them on the day of the christening

  • a baptismal candle
  • a white shawl to be put on the child during the christening.


Baptistery in the Cathedral


A Prayer for Parents


Baptisms on Sunday 20th September 2009

God our Father, all things are your gift to us. Father, giver of life, we thank you for the precious gift of our child. You have entrusted this child to us and we are to be the first teachers of the child in the ways of faith. May we be the best of teachers, showing our child the faith by what we say and do. We ask this in the name of Jesus, your Son. Amen.


A Prayer for Godparents

O Lord, help me be a good God-parent. May my friendship and prayer lovingly support this child in the years ahead. May all I do and say be an example for my God-child to follow and an inspiration for him/her in the ways of faith. May God keep us in his love. Amen.


The Baptism Team

The Baptism team is a group of people, conscious of their calling as baptised members of God's family committed to enabling parents and families celebrate baptism in the true sense. They visit the home, share in the parents' excitement of the new born infant and invite the parents into a deeper understanding of baptism and the duties baptism places upon them. One or two members of the team are present on the day of the baptism. The members of the Baptism Team are;

Eileen Brennan

Sr. Thecla Kelly

Marie Finlay

Josephine Scullion

Sr. Mary Clerkin

Evelyn Murray

Marie Treanor

Peggy Moriarty

Mary O'Neill

Sr. Brenda Mc Crudden

You are welcome to come on board the baptism team. If you would like to be involved in this work please contact Sr. Mary Clerkin through the parish office.



 The following infants were baptized into the Christian community during 2019

Tristan Morgan

Ríona Patricia Keenan

James Garvey

Bobby Gary Cawley

Nojus Joseph Blyskis

Mia Maureen West

Eilish Mairéad Hughes

Nathan Kieran Gillanders



 The following infants were baptized into the Christian community during 2018

Tara Jayne Regan

Patrick Sonny Carbery

Aoife Bridget Quirke

Maria Donna Sadie McCabe

Doireann Anne O'Toole

Faustas Acas

Emma Margaret Sherry

Robyn Smith

Daniel Wayne McQuaid

Maja Agnieszka Gajewska

Sophie Louise Finnegan

Roseleen Christina Crumlish

Mia Rose Crozier

Brian Patrick Michael Coughlan

Ava Rosaleen Marie O'Brien

Elliottt Patrick Cassidy

Darragh Patrick Morgan

Kayden Stephen Cogan

Lucas Darren Cawley

Sadhbh Irene O'Flanagan

Aaron Thomas Hanley

Ellen Rose Curley

Marcus Peadar Ronaghan

Lukas Aurelijus Gvozdas

Molly Patricia Cusker

Leila Riekstins

Harry Timothy Macklin

Jolyn Ceola McCooey

Paudie Joseph McCrudden

Mila Rose Connolly

Conor Edward McCann

Conor Edward McCann

Trevor Junior Smyth

Noah Seamus Starrs

Louis Gary Macklin

Harrison Morgan McDonagh

Ella Kate McCracken

Jessica Patricia Ruttledge

Keelan James Loughran-McCullagh

Zara Beth Duffy Fay

Aidan John Connolly

Brendan Joseph Connolly

Lauchlan James Campbell

Jack James McElvaney

Vanessa Paulina Zibaite

Lewis Peter Meehan

Conor John Treanor

Alice Elizabeth Boyle

Vilte Jarusaite

Leo Patrick McVicar

Lorna Marie MacMahon

Saoirse Donna McKenna

Kristupas Jonas Valuzis

Charlie Peter Cassidy

Evie Catherine Creighan

Karina Elena Kibirkstyte

Brian Dulty McDonald

James Francis McGinnity

Ryan Sean Regan

Conán Patrick Treanor

Daire Joseph Mckeever

Finn Peadair O'Sullivan

Bethany Margaret Patricia Mullen

Matthew Nathan Ronaghan

Thomas Sean McKenna

Rugile-Otilija Glennon

Niall Gerard McAdam

Lukne Paulina Mukasejevaite

Logan Declan McElvaney

Frankie Daniel Metcalfe

Milly Rose Murphy

Raphael Saunders

Jake Daryll

Taja Erika

Emily Vanda

Cadhla Louise Coyle

James Anthony Dillon

Jack Niall George McElvaney

Keelin Rose McAdam

Ciara Kate Gillanders

Sophie Rose Traynor

Caydon Cooney

Aodhán Christopher McKenna

Leja Agne Bernotaite

Brendan Óg Nee-coyle

Caoimhe Mary Clerkin

Áishling Johnston

Maddison Ann McQuaid

Harry Edward Prunty

Bianka Bodziony

Madisyn Michelle Murray

Saoirse Marie Ellen Kernaghan

Seán Óg Míchéal Hanley

Tiarnan Finbar Heffernan

Cillian Mythen

Robbie Coyle

Max Seamus McDonnell

Oisín Macdara Mooney

Phoenix McKenna

Phoeby Skye Coyle

Alanna Mary Ward

Alice Annie Beth Cronhelm-Murphy

Eva Maria Bazule

Ella Ciara Murtagh

Aleksander Jagielski

Rory Charles McPherson

Aoife Marie Smyth

Dylan Thomas Sheridan