Parents ministering to parents.

Thurles parish Baptism Team meet with parents in preparation for the Baptism of their child.  Meetings which are held twice monthly highlight the importance of the sacrament as the first step on the journey of faith for the new-born child and the role of the parish community in that journey.  During the past year we have met with the parents of over 80 children and endeavour to offer support and help them as they take on the responsibility for the faith development of their child.  We go through the baptism ceremony with them and discuss important points/symbols and we hope that we help to enhance the Baptismal celebration and help them to appreciate belonging to our parish faith community.