Baptisms

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What do I need to know about Baptisms?

Baptisms take place on the first two Sundays at 11.30am at Blessed Sacrament Clifton Gardens and the third and fourth Sundays at 12.30pm at Sacred Heart, Mosman.

Special times are arranged for St Therese Beauty Point.

Parents are required to take part in a Baptismal Preparation Session held at Sacred Heart Parish Hall. This is normally held on the 1st Sunday of each month at 4.00pm.

At this time you will complete a registration form and identify the date of the baptism.

There is no charge for the use of the church or for the services of our priests. However, a donation to help the priests of the Archdiocese of Sydney would be very much appreciated, and in anticipation, we thank you for your generousity.

You may have an outside priest baptise your child. The date, time and church can be booked through the Parish Office. If you are having a priest from elsewhere a coordinator is required and the cost incurred is $100.00 to be paid directly to the coordinator.

A Baptismal Candle is required for each child. It is the family's responsibility to provide the Baptismal Candle.

Why is Baptism so significant?

Through Baptism we are given the privilege of being part of our Catholic community. 
In Baptism we are given a share in God's life Baptism incorporates us into the Body of Christ

Through the waters of Baptism we have been liberated from the slavery of sin in order to live life to the full

The outpouring of the Spirit at baptism enables us to bring Christ to the World.

 

The Symbols of Baptism

 

Baptism with Water

The water is a symbol of cleansing-washing away original sin. It is also a sign of life-the new spiritual life that the baby or child is entering.

Anointing with Oil

The oil symbolises strengthening of faith in the challenges of life ahead-the sealing with the Holy Spirit.

White Garment

A baby or child is usually clothed in white or have a stole or white bib to symbolise purity and innocence.

Candle

Symbolises the new life that is given through the sacrament of Baptism.

 

Enquiries: Please contact the Parish Secretary on 8969 3200 or email here

 

 


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