Baptism

Baptisms are celebrated in St Michael's Church, Nowra on almost every Sunday of the year, at 10.45am (after the 9.30am Mass). Baptisms may also be celebrated in the other churches of the parish. Please contact the parish office in the first instance to arrange all baptisms. Four (4) weeks notice and a meeting with one of the parish staff is required. The Sacrament of Baptism is sometimes also called 'Christening'.

  • At least one Godparent/Sponsor must be a confirmed Catholic, over 16 years.
  • It is usual to make an offering / donation to the priest or deacon after the celebration of the baptism. There is no set fee.
  • We understand that Baptism is the Sacrament which gives new life in Christ to our child, and makes him/her a member of God’s family, the Church. We are aware of the obligations attached to having our child baptised.
  • We accept the responsibility and duty of training our child in the life and practice of the Catholic faith, to keep God’s commandments as Christ taught us, by loving God and neighbour through word and example.
  • We profess our faith in God the Father, in Jesus Christ his Son, and in the holy Spirit.

 

Resources for the celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism:

Filename Size
An Adobe Acrobat file Scripture-texts-for-Baptisms.pdf 169.62 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file Rite_of_Baptism_OneChild.pdf 40.91 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file Rite_of_Baptism.pdf 174.8 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file Baptism_Preparation.pdf 138.29 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file Baptism_Application_Form.pdf 68.4 KB

Apply Online - Baptism Application Form

If you are married, please type the name of the church or chapel or place where the marriage took place, including the suburb.
The date of baptism will only be confirmed after you have met with one of the priests on the parish staff!
At least one Godparent (or Sponsor) is required to be a confirmed Catholic, over 16 years.
Godmother or Godfather or second sponsor