Baptism in the Parish

Our regular baptism times are:

2nd Sunday of the month at St John Vianney Church as part of the 9.00am Mass (Fr Michael Lim)
4th Sunday of the month at St Jude’s Church 11am (Rev Deacon Vince Barclay)

We can’t guarantee that other times will be available: this would need to be discussed with celebrant. Also, we prefer not to have more than 4 children involved for baptism during Mass.

If you would like a celebrant other than Fr Lim or Rev Deacon Barclay to conduct the baptism, this would need to be agreed to by Fr Lim.

As your child will be joining in the parish family we request that you bring your child to a Mass (either the Vigil on Saturday evening or the 9.00am on Sunday) during the month before their baptism to be presented to the parish as part of your preparation. You just need to arrive a little early and let the priest know that you are there for the presentation.
 
There is a $50 stipend to be paid for celebrating the baptism.  We now take registration and payment via the secure Qkr! by Mastercard App. It’s an app that you can download for your phone, from the App store or Google Play, then type in St Jude & St John Vianney Parish. On the menu there is Clergy, click that and then First Collection and Baptism. you will commit to pay and then the registration form will need to be filled in.  Every payment you make is recorded within your app wallet for easy reference at a later date and your Mastercard or Visa Card details are stored with the security of Masterpass (not on your phone) for ready access when making payment.

If you have not previously attended a Baptismal Preparation Course (or it was more than 5 years since), it is a requirement as part of preparing for the baptism. The parish’s course is conducted by Rev Deacon Barclay at St Thomas the Apostle Church, Boddington Crescent, Kambah on the first Tuesday evening of the month at 7.00pm. Please ring 6231 9219 (9.00 am to 12.00 noon) to book for the session. If you do not live in this parish, a preparation course conducted by your home parish is suitable.

This registration will be used to update any existing family records if you belong to this parish. If you haven't previously completed a parish census form please print and fill it in and return it to us to commence a family record in the parish.

If you do not live in this Parish of Weston Creek permission of your own Parish Priest must be sought. Below is a letter that can be taken to your parish office for signing.