Baptism is not simply an isolated ceremony to be carried out for the sake of tradition, it is a sacred and blessed welcoming of your precious child into a wonderful family, the All Saints family.
It is for this reason that we ask that parents bringing children to be baptised are members of All Saints Clooney Church. We also ask that parents and families attend church for at least eight weeks prior to baptism and we hope that indeed you will continue to share in your childs journey through their early years, into Sunday School. It is important that you uphold the promises you make at your childs baptism, to encourage their learning and faith, but you will not be alone in this, we are a church full of families who are delighted to welcome your children into our midst. Each family bringing a child for Baptism will be assigned a personal Baptismal Friend, a member of our congregation who is there for you and your family for any questions you may have after the Baptism, to help and encourage you and to provide a link into our church life for newer families.
There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to one hope when you were called—one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
(Ephesians 4: 4-6)