Anne Marie Dinsmore
To arrange for your child to be baptised in St. Catherine’s Church you must first visit the Priory and speak to one of the priests. The priest will take your details and direct you to go to the Parish Office in Hill Street.
If you reside in the Newry Parish some members of the Baptism team will contact you and arrange a home visit. You will receive a Baptism pack of important information during the visit. If you reside outside the Parish you need to bring a letter from your parish priest to the Parish Office. You will be given a Baptism pack. There is a registration form inside the back cover of the booklet “Baptism into God’s Family”. Complete the form and return it to the Office at least 3 days before the day of the baptism ceremony. This information is required to record and register your child’s baptism.
The baptism ceremony takes place at 2 pm in St. Catherine’s Church on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. You should aim to be in place in the church at 1.45 pm. Please remember to bring a baptismal candle with you.