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Baptism

Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit,
and the door which gives access to the other sacraments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since its earliest days, the Catholic Church has baptised infants (children younger than five) into the life of Christ. Below you will find information about the various steps that lead towards the Baptism of your child.

Baptisms are celebrated after the 11 am Mass on the first and third Sundays of each month.

Baptism Request Form

This form contains information for a Baptism and dates of the Preparation Sessions, and can be obtained by emailing or phoning the parish office.

 

Baptism Preparation

Parents are required to attend a Baptism Preparation Session evening prior to selecting the date of the Baptism. This meeting is held once per month at 8 pm.

 

The preparation night includes: welcome of families, catechesis on the meaning of the Sacrament of Baptism, and guided discussion during which any questions about the Baptism can be raised. The Seminar runs for approximately one hour. Mark and Liz Freeman are your hosts for the evening.

Baptism Offering

It is customary for a donation to be made to the celebrant of the Baptism. This is the only cost associated with the Baptism. The suggested donation is $50-$100. The offering envelope is given to families at the preparation night.

Living outside the Parish

If you live outside our parish, you will need to get a letter from your local parish priest (contact his parish office) advising his approval for the baptism to take place at St Patrick’s. For further guidance, please call our Parish Office.
 

For School-aged Children
A program of catechesis is offered prior to their baptism, usually on Sunday between 10:00 am and 10:45 am. Please contact the Parish Office to enquire.

For Adults 

Adults who wish to be baptised into the Catholic Church, we offer the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program. Please call the Parish Office 9583 2103 to enquire.

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