Baptisms are held most Sundays at 11.15 am at Engadine
A great celebration for you and your family, your child's baptism is the beginning of a great adventure as they respond to the call to walk with God. It is also a journey for you as parents, as you encourage and guide your child in their Christian faith, and an invitation to be part of the Catholic Community, to share in faith and life through them.
We, the parish, support you and your child in this journey.
When permitted, we aim to have a maximum of 3 families for each baptism celebration. Please call the office to confirm your date.
Step 1: Begin
We invite you to an evening with the parish priest to formally begin your child's journey and to reflect on the gift of your child, what baptism could mean for them and to outline the baptismal principles that we have in our parish.
Even if you have Baptised other children we encourage you to see this child's journey as special.
Step 2: Preparation
At our parish we like to ensure you feel welcome and supported. Your Baptism preparation evening will be held at one of our parishioner's homes. There you will explore what Baptism means to you and learn the deeper meaning of the symbols used during Baptism and the process that we follow for presentation to the parish and the Baptism itself. A couple will be assigned to you during your initial meeting with the priest.
WORDS FROM OUR PARISHIONERS
To work out what I want it to mean for Emma I first had to think about what it has and does mean to me...Mark Nicholls
we are custodians of our child’s Faith until they're old enough to begin understanding the power of God's love and his/her presence in their lives. It is important that we give our children every opportunity to further and deepen their understanding no matter how young they are...
Step 3: Presentation at Mass
Your child will be presented to the parish at one of our regular Sunday masses where they will be anointed and you will be presented with a stole and a candle for the day of their Baptism. The fine details will be discussed in your preparation session. Our parish will pledge to help you to raise you child in the catholic faith.
Step 4: Celebration
The first part of the baptismal rite was when your child was presented to the parish and anointed.
The second step usually takes place Sunday at 11:15am at Engadine.
Contact the parish secretary to book your baptism by telephone on 02 9520 8277 or via email at email@example.com
When your child attends mass they hear the Word of God, over and over, planting the seed. One day those seeds may blossom unexpectedly when they desperately need them.
Step 5: Attend masses
Children are welcome at all masses at Engadine. If you and your family prefer our Kiddies Corner is at the back of the church offering more space and boxes of books for your children to enjoy.
The Youth mass is every Sunday evening at 5:30pm at Engadine.