The Sacrament of Baptism

The Church Teaches:


In the sacrament of Baptism, we are reborn as Christians and we gain the grace that permits us to share in God's life.
Baptism is a true sacrament instituted by Christ. It is administered by washing with natural water and at the same time invoking the Most Holy Trinity. Anybody- even an unbeliever or a heretic- can validly administer baptism. Since it confers grace by the signs' being properly carried out, children can and should be baptised even while still infants. Baptism is necessary for salvation. Baptism effects the remission of original sin and actual sins and of all punishment due to sin; it confers sanctifying grace, membership in Christ and in the Church and the obligation to obey the Church's laws, and give an indelible character.
Catechism of the Catholic Church: THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Most Catholics receive the sacrament as infants, but converts to Catholicism can receive the sacrament at any point in their lives.

Baptism in Slane Parish

To arrange a baptism in Slane parish:


Baptism of infants usually takes place in either of the churches immediately after Sunday mass. If you wish to arrange a baptism, please contact the Parochial office:
  Parochial House
  Collon Road
  Slane
  Co. Meath
  Parochial Office phone number:
  041 - 982 4249