Baptism

Please contact the parish office (02 9546 2605) and make an appointment. Require birth certificate of the child and baptism certificate of one parent and one god parent.

Baptism is always at on a Sunday at 11:30am outside the mass either at Mater Dei or St Raphael's Church.

Please complete these forms and bring it to the initial baptism meeting:

pdficon smallApplication for Baptism    pdficon smallParish registration form 

 Presentation of the candidate at mass is required at least a week before the baptism.

 Please bring a candle at the Baptism ceremony.

If none of the parents are a catholic then they can do a Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) course which could take about 6 months before their child can be baptised. Please contact the parish office for more information.

Please note that the Code of Canon Law requires Godparents to be Catholic. Only a Catholic can support and guide those being baptised in the Catholic faith. If in extreme cases a non Catholic is asked to sponsor the child they will be listed as a witness. Please talk to the priest regarding Godparents.