Baptisms take place in St Patrick’s Church, Dungannon on every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at 1.30pm; and in the country churches (St Malachy’s, Edendork; St Brigid’s, Killyman; and Sacred Heart, Clonmore) on every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month following the Sunday Mass.
Bookings for the Sacrament of Baptism can be done by contacting the parish office.
Dungannon Parish Office
4 Killyman Road
Co. Tyrone, BT71 6DH
Tel: (028) 8772 6893
Two people from the parish Baptism Team usually make a visit, during the week before the Baptism, to the parents of children to be baptised, to go through the liturgy and offer any practical advice to parents in preparation for the Baptism.
There may be one or two godparents (sponsors). When there are two sponsors, one must be male (godfather) and the other female (godmother). At least one sponsor must be Catholic. Godparents must be:
A baptised non-Catholic, although he/she may not be a sponsor, can be a 'Christian Witness' for the child as long as there is at least one other Catholic sponsor