first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Council Community Home News Community Blessing of the babies ceremony to take place in Portlaoise this weekend NewsCommunity WhatsApp Blessing of the babies ceremony to take place in Portlaoise this weekend Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year TAGSBlessing of the Babies Twittercenter_img Facebook The annual Blessing of Babies service looks set to draw the crowds in Portlaoise this weekend.Babies will be blessed in Portlaoise Parish Church, as part of the annual Feast of the Baptism, January 13.Last year, over 300 people attended the popular service when Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin Denis Nulty oversaw the blessing ceremony.“You are breathing new life into a community and it’s a wonderful thing,” said Bishop Nulty to the parents in last year’s attendance.The bishop was joined on the alter by Fr Paddy Byrne, Fr David Vard and Fr Tom O’Connor. Community RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleEason Spelling Bee looking for Laois participants for ninth annual competitionNext articleDeaths in Laois – Saturday, January 12, 2019 Siun Lennonún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Twitter By Siun Lennon – 12th January 2019 Facebook Fr Paddy told the congregation that “becoming a parent is the greatest vocation of all”.Over 350 babies were christened in Portlaoise Parish in 2017, and large numbers are expected again at this year’s blessing.The Blessing of the Babies takes place at 2pm.SEE ALSO – ‘It’s a dream come true’ – Portlaoise Panthers chairman speaks about excitement national cup semi-finalslast_img read more