What is Baptism?

Jesus was baptised and commissioned  his Apostles to do likewise.

Through Baptism we are freed from original sin and reborn as sons and daughters of God.

We become members of the Body of Christ as we are incorporated into the Church.


Belonging Baptism Course

All families presenting their children for Baptism will be required, prior to their chosen baptism date, to participate in a “Belonging Baptism Course”.  Please contact the Parish Office for further details.

FAQ Parents

How do I register my child for Baptism?

Please contact the Parish office on 9553 2594 to request an inquiry form. 

Are there any parent requirements?

Yes. At least one parent must be a practicing Catholic.

Both parents must participate in our Belonging Baptism Preparation Program which involves 2 sessions with a Baptism preparation team leader, completion of an online program and presentation of the child to the parish community at one of the weekend masses. Parents must participate in our baptism preparation program, regardless of having a child previously baptised.

FAQ Godparents

What are the requirements for Godparents?

At least one of the godparents must be a practicing Catholic who has received all their sacraments. That is, they must have been baptised, have received their First Eucharist and be a confirmed Catholic. 

All godparents must be baptised Christians. 

All godparents must be 16 years of age or older.

Can there be more than 2 Godparents?

No, there can only be 2 official godparents. Godparents are a godmother and a godfather. There cannot be two godmothers or two godfathers. A family can also just have one godparent.

Other Circumstances

If you believe you have an unusual circumstance that you need to discuss, or you have an enquiry that these questions and answers do not address, please call the parish office on 95532594.