Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism is the celebration of giving new life in Christ and becoming a member of God’s family, the Church. 

As parents, we accept the responsibility of guiding our children 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.

Baptisms are celebrated in St Michael's Parish on Sundays and generally follow Sunday Mass or by appointment with the priest.

Children under 4 years of age, at least four (4) weeks notice and a meeting with one of our priests is required. 

For children over 4 years and of primary school age, your children will attend a small preparation program with one of our Good Samaratian Sisters.

  • For the Baptism of children, it is required that one parent be of Catholic faith.
  • One Godparent must be a confirmed Catholic and be over 16 years.
  • There is a small stipend of $50 for the celebration of Baptism.

 

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.
At least one Godparent (or Sponsor) is required to be a confirmed Catholic, over 16 years.
Godmother or Godfather or second sponsor