Baptism is the sacrament that allows a person to begin walking in the new life of God’s grace through sharing in the death and resurrection of Jesus and allow your story to become part of the beautiful story of God’s people.
If you would like to have your child baptised at St Paul’s, just speak with Fr Richard after any Sunday Mass. He will give you our Baptism Information Pack. (Note, parents need to collect the baptism information pack for their own child; packs will not be given to grandparents or other relatives.)
Baptisms are usually celebrated on the first and third Sundays of the month at 11.30am (after the 10am Mass). Baptisms on other Sunday’s of the month will be celebrated during the 10am Mass.
Attendance at a Baptism Information Night is compulsory for the parents of the child to be baptised. This is normally held on the second Wednesday of the month at 7pm, in the Parish Meeting Room. If you do not live near the parish (eg interstate or overseas), you will need to make an appointment with the priest where you live to complete their preparation program before the baptism.
At least one parent must be Catholic, and one Godparent must be a confirmed Catholic, over the age of 16.
(1) speak to the priest and collect a baptism information pack after any Sunday Mass and then
(2) contact the Parish Office on 02 4256 2038 to choose a date for your child’s baptism and book in for the Baptism Information Night.