What do I need to know about Baptisms?
Baptisms usually 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.
Parents are required to take part in a Baptismal Preparation Session held at Sacred Heart Parish Hall. At this time you will complete a registration form and identify the date of the baptism.This is normally held on the 1st Sunday of each month at 4pm (please book in for a preparation session with the parish secretary 8969 3200).
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 generosity.
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 coordinator fee of $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.
Please provide a list of your guests (including an email or phone number for each person) to the parish office (firstname.lastname@example.org) one week prior to the baptism. We need to keep names and contact for our COVID register. We ask that guests also use the QR code at the church door to sign in. Click here for the guest list template. Please remind your guests that masks are mandatory in churches.
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.
A baby or child is usually clothed in white or have a stole or white bib to symbolise purity and innocence.
Symbolises the new life that is given through the sacrament of Baptism.
Enquiries: Please contact the Parish Secretary on 8969 3200 or email here