The Sacrament of Baptism

Baptism is the first sacrament your child will receive. It marks his or her entry into the Christian Community of the Church and God’s family, and the beginning of the new life of faith.

As Parents, it is your great privilege and responsibility to pass on to your child your own love for God, faith in Jesus Christ and commitment to the Church.

Baptism is celebrated on Sunday morning after the 9 am Mass. Baptisms begin at 10.30am and you are asked to be on time respecting other families already present.

Celebrating the Sacrament of Baptism

In asking for this Sacrament for your child you are committing yourselves to the practise of your faith. This calls you to be generous in giving God an hour out of your week. As Catholics we grow in our faith through prayer and the Eucharist (Mass) as we come into a relationship with Christ in Holy Communion. Coming to Mass assists you to be generous in your giving to Christ and to your family and it means that you are serious in accepting and following the Catholic Faith. Godparents are encouraged to attend in order to deepen and grow in their own religious life as they pray for their Godson or Goddaughter.


One Godparent must be Catholic, and if possible a committed Catholic, who will be involved with your child with their Sacraments. The non-Catholic Godparent must be baptised and committed in faith. Both parents together with the Godparents, present their child for this Sacrament in the ceremony. A person who is NOT baptised cannot be a Godparent, as this is a Christian Sacrament.

Baptism Certificate

We request that at least one parent provide a copy of their baptism certificate upon registration.

Attending Mass

Parents and Godparents are asked to attend Sunday Mass  before the Baptism as a preparation for the reception of the Sacrament of Baptism for your child.

Please contact the Parish office to book a baptism.   Baptisms are held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the Month (subject to change).

Preparation Evening

Parents and Godparents are requested to attend an information evening held in the Parish Hall prior to the celebration of Baptism.  This night is compulsory and must be attended by both parents.  The Parish holds these evenings at 7pm the last Thursday of the month.  The Parish Secretary will confirm this with you.  

Candle donation to the Church

A baptismal candle is needed during the ceremony. This may be purchased from Mrs Frances Musso
Phone: 9606 8861 or Mobile: 0418 290 012
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Donation to the Church

It is customary to give a donation at a Baptism, to support the Church and Priest. Suggested donation is $200.00. Thank You.

Parish Hall

The Parish Hall is available for use for baptismal parties for parishioners. Please contact the parish secretary for details of charges and the form that can be posted out to you with all relevant details.