Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Holy Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other Sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons and daughters of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission.
Children are baptised because their parents want them to grow up in a home atmosphere where faith is loved and lived.
Baptism of Children
Baptisms at St Brendan's are usually celebrated on the 4th Sunday of each mont., Baptisms are held during one of the weekend Masses or at the Baptism Ceremony at 12:30pm.
Parents, guardians and, Godparents, are asked to attend two preparation evenings. These are held at 7.30pm on the first and second Wednesday of the month (except January). Godparents should be over sixteen years of age and at least one Godparent must be Catholic.
Normally there is a cost which helps to cover costs for administration, stole, candle, certificate, church expenses, etc.
Bookings can be made by contacting the Parish office on (03) 5821 2633 during office hours (Monday & Tuesday 9am to 3pm, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9am to 4pm.) or by downloading the form from the website.
Adults who wish to be Baptised or be received into the Catholic faith need to enrol for a process of preparation which includes stages of inquiry, education and spiritual preparation. Preparation leads to a celebration on Easter Saturday night when we welcome adults to the fullness of sacramental life. Any adult interested in finding out more about this process can contact the Parish office on 5821 2633 during office hours.