Baptism

Baptisms of babies and young children are celebrated on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 11.00am, after the 10.00am Mass. (From March 2023, Baptisms will be celebrated only on the 4th Sunday of the month.)

Baptism preparation sessions are generally held at 7.00pm in the parish office at 7 Fewings St Clovelly on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. They are also conducted via Zoom. At least one parent must attend one of these sessions. (From March 2023, these procedures will change.)

Applications for Baptism are made by completing our Baptism application form  and returning it to the parish office. At least one month’s notice is required.  Please indicate on the form which preparation session date you will attend. Check the parish bulletin for available dates.

Please note that at least one parent must be a Catholic and one Godparent must be a Catholic.

We recommend that families attend Mass in preparation for the Baptism.

If necessary, another day or time can be arranged.

There is no charge for Baptisms, but it is customary to make a monetary offering to the celebrating priest – special envelopes are available.

For further enquiries please contact the parish office Mondays or Fridays, 9am – 4pm on 9665 2711, or email the parish: parish@stanthonyclovelly.org.au