Registration & Preparation for Sacraments of Initiation

The Sacraments of Christian Initiation are Baptism, Eucharist (Communion) and Confirmation.

Each of these Sacraments require preparation on behalf of the person, their sponsors and their families.

It is policy in the pastoral area of Greystones and Kilquade parishes that all register for each of these Sacraments in advance of the Sacrament. This enables us to:

  • Schedule the appropriate preparation programmes
  • Determine the number of sacramental ceremonies needed
  • Resource these appropriately
  • Keep people informed of activities and events arranged as part of the preparation.
  • Keep in touch with people after the Sacrament itself.

Baptism:

Registration for the Sacrament of Baptism is through the parish office. Please see the following information with respect to Baptism in the parish and contact the parish office to begin your arrangements.:  

Baptism in Kilquade Parish

 

First Communion:

We encourage you to read through our policy document  before completing the registration form. You can view it by clicking the following link:

First Reconciliation and Communion Policy

In order to complete the registration form, you will need to know:

  • The date of Baptism of the child you are registering.
  • The place of Baptism of the child you are registering.

Proceed to complete the registration form by clicking the following link:

First Communion Registration Form

The preparation programme begins with an information meeting which takes place in late September or early October.  All who have registered are informed of these once the dates, times and locations are scheduled.

Part of the preparation programme involves an enrolment ceremony where the child and parent hand in an enrolment certificate. Copies of this certificate will be available at the information meeting.

 

Confirmation:

We encourage you to read through our policy document  before completing the registration form. You can view it by clicking the following link:

Confirmation Policy

In order to complete the registration form, you will need to:

  • Know the date and place of Baptism of the young person being registered.
  • Have discussed with the young person that they are preparing for Confirmation and what that means for them.

Proceed to complete the registration form by clicking the following link:

Confirmation Registration Form

The preparation programme begins with an information meeting which takes place in late September or early October.  All who have registered are informed of these once the dates, times and locations are scheduled.

Part of the preparation programme involves a commitment ceremony where the young person and parent hand in an certificate of commitment. Copies of this certificate will be available at the information meeting.