Baptisms can be booked by contacting Fr Heagney at the Parochial House.  


Baptism is a unique celebration; it’s about being born into the Christian family and beginning one’s journey of faith. It is a very important occasion in the life of the child, their family and in the life of the parish community and it is something that should be carefully planned and prepared for. The very fact that you have asked to have your child baptised shows that you recognise the importance of God in your life and in theirs. By asking for your child to be Baptised, you are making a promise to bring your child up in the faith and you are asking your parish community to help you to do that. Your child’s baptism is the beginning of a new life in which you can grow closer to one another, in the family of God. Your efforts in the years to come will not only help your child to grow in the love of God, but they will also help you to grow in your faith. You are encouraged to choose your child’s Godparents with care, they will have a special role to play in the life of your child and they too are being called to share their faith. It’s important to think about the name you give to your child and it’s preferable that you include a name which has some religious significance. We look forward to meeting with you and your family at the Baptism Ceremony and we look forward to welcoming your child into our Parish family.


Find below a video created by the Archdiocese which will help in your preparation for the Baptism of your child.



It is usual for the name of the child to be entered in the parish baptism register, in the same form as the civil register. It is important, therefore, that the correct information has been provided at the time of booking.


Godparents must be baptised and confirmed Catholics who are committed to sharing their faith with their godchild. They must be sixteen years of age or more. While it is possible to have one godparent, there is usually one male and one female godparent. It is permitted for a baptised non-Catholic to act as a “witness” (instead of one godparent).

Getting Ready

On the day of Baptism, bring a white shawl with you to the Church and a baptismal candle. The candle should be kept in a safe place as it will be needed at the time of First Communion and Confirmation. This candle could also be lit on your child’s birthday and /or a special family occasions.

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Address Eglish Chapel, Co.Tyrone