The Sacrament of Baptism is sometimes called the 'Door of the Church' because it is the first of the seven Sacraments given, in terms of both timing and priority since receiving the other Sacraments depends upon it.


It is the first of the three Sacraments of Initiation (the other two being Holy Communion and Confirmation). Once baptised, a person becomes a member of the church.

For Catholics, this Sacrament is not a mere formality – it is the very mark 

of a Christian since it brings us into new life with Christ.

Baptism in Trim and Boardsmill is open to parishioners only – those living outside the parish who are seeking the sacrament should contact their local parish office.

Baptisms in St. Patrick's, Trim

Baptisms are held on the first Saturday of every month at 4pm and every Second and Fourth Sundays at 2pm in St Patrick's Church , Trim.

Baptisms in St. Brigid's, Boardsmill

Baptisms are held after the 10am Sunday Mass in St Brigid's Church.

Forms and Registration

If you wish to have your child baptised, please call to the Parish Office (beside St Patrick's Church) and obtain a registration card/application form from the Parish Secretary. If you wish, contact the Parish Office and the documents will be sent to you to be completed. Alternatively, you can download the application form by clicking here.


You can download more information about Baptisms in Trim and Boardsmill here.

Pre- Baptism Meetings

Please call the Parish Office for information concerning when the next meeting will take place. All parents are expected to attend the meeting prior to the baptisms of their child. Godparents are most welcome.

Pre-Baptism meetings, which should be attended by parents with godparents welcome, are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 8pm in the Parish Centre.