Baptism

Baptism is normally celebrated at 12.15 pm most Sundays of the year.  A maximum of three family groups every Sunday can be accommodated. Baptisms can also be celebrated during one of the parish Masses if so desired.

 

Baptism is the beginning of a process of belonging in the Church, and to Christ. The Church celebrates the process of Christian Initiation over many years. Christian Initiation for children begins with the events associated with Baptism. Over the following years your child will also celebrate First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation which completes initiation into the Catholic Church.

Batism

Like all sacraments of the Church, baptism is a celebration for all, not just those immediately known to the candidate. Baptism is not a private family affair. The worshipping community receives the newly-baptised person into its midst. Hence families are invited to bring their child to a weekend Parish Mass before the baptism to be welcomed by the community as the celebrant traces the sign of the cross on the child’s forehead.

Parents need to attend a Baptism Preparation session before the Baptism of their first child can take place. These preparation sessions take place every first Sunday of the month at 3.00 pm in the Parish office meeting room. If you live geographically outside the parish you should seek the permission of your own parish priest to have your child baptised here.

To book a baptism, please contact the Parish office on 9583 6161.

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