"The Lord was Baptized, not to be cleansed Himself, but to cleanse the waters, so that those waters, cleansed by the flesh of Christ which knew no sin, might have the power of Baptism. "
– St. Ambrose of Milan.
Baptisms in the parish
St. Oliver Plunkett's Church (Kilcloon)
First and third Sunday of each month at11:45am.
Church of the Assumption (Batterstown)
Second and fourth of each month at 12:30pm.
Little Chapel (Kilcock)
Saturdays at 5:30pm, by arrangement.
Contact the parochial house at 01 8259 267, one month in advance.
"At the very dawn of creation
your Spirit breathed on the waters,
making them the wellspring of all holiness."
– Easter Vigil's Blessing of Water
"Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life."
– St. Paul, Letter to the Romans
"Unless a man is born again of water and the Holy Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God."
– The Gospel of John