Congratulations on the birth of your baby and on your decision to have him/her Baptised.  We hope you find all the information you need below and advise you to contact the Parish Office as soon as possible to arrange the date you require.

In Baptism you take on an important commitment; you promise to help your child to grow in Christian faith.  Your child is unique and precious in the sight of God and in Baptism the Christian community of the parish welcomes a new member.

All are welcome to participate in this happy event, particularly the parents, godparents, relatives, neighbours and friends of the person being Baptised.

For parents and their child, this is an important and happy day.

It is also a day of celebration for the parish of Swords.


The parents preparation meeting takes place, on the Wednesday 10 days before the Baptism,in the Parochial House, Seatown Road at 8.00pm,  and it is intended to help prepare the parents of children about to receive the Sacrament of Baptism.


The Preparation Courses involve a one-hour meeting on the Wednesday evening 10 days prior to the date of Baptism at 8.00pm.  The meetings include practical advice, support and personal experience from members of the Parish Baptismal Group, towards preparing them for the impending Sacrament of Baptism that their child is about to receive.

For adult Baptisms please click:


'About the Sacraments' 

To order a Baptism Certificate please complete the form above with all the relevant information so as to ensure we can deal with you request without delay.  All certificates must be collected from the parish office.

Please note that there is a €5.00 fee payable on collection of the certificate.

You will receive an e-mail from us to advise when ready for collection.

Also Baptismal Certificates for children Baptised in St. Colmcille’s Parish may be applied for at the parish office between 9.15am- 12.30pm Monday - Friday and 2pm - 4pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. and collected during the week.

If you have been Baptised in any of the Churches in Swords Parish, you can order a Baptism Certificate here: