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Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism 

Baptisms are a community celebration on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month during the 10:00am mass.

There is a parish preparation program conducted by lay couples.  

There is one preparation meeting which is held at a time and date determined when you make your booking.

If you wish to arrange for your child's Baptism please contact the Parish Office (telephone 6254 3236). A booking will be made, you will be advised of the preparation couples details and you will be sent a letter along with a booklet 'Your Baby's Baptism' and a formal registration form.
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The Sacrament of Baptism is special. Baptising a young baby is a beautiful practice. It highlights the truth that just as the reception of life is a pure gift of love from the parents and from God, a gift that the child simply receives, with no knowledge or personal choice, so is it with the reception of the embrace of Jesus and the share in his life that is offered in Baptism. The only motivation worthy of the Sacrament is that you, the parents, supported by the godparents and by the Church community, want your child to be embraced within the community of those who want to live as disciples of Jesus. 

At the Baptism you made a solemn promise to nurture your child within the faith community of the Church. You may have felt inadequate to do this on your own, for a variety of reasons (just as you may feel inadequate to parent your child in other ways), but you are not alone. The whole community, along with the godparents chosen by you, promised to assist you in the education and nurturing of your child in faith. 

However, as is right, you the parent bear the primary privilege and obligation to do all you can to ensure that the Baptism really was a welcoming of your child into the embrace of Jesus, through the embrace of the Christian community. 

The Sacrament of Baptism is the entry point into the community and holds out the promise of the deepening of this spiritual communion in the whole life of the Church community, especially through the reception of the other two Sacraments of Initiation: Eucharist and Confirmation and the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession). 

We look forward to welcoming your child into our community

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