It is suggested that you book for baptism at least 2 or 3 months before the date requested so all the preparation - class and paperwork - can be attended to.
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,the 9.00 am on Sunday or the 5.00pm 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 $75 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 John Vianney Church, Waramanga on the first Tuesday evening of the month at 7.30pm except for January. Please ring 8331 7611 (9.00 am to 3.00 pm Tuesday - Friday) to book for the session. If you do not live in this parish, a preparation course conducted by your home parish is suitable.
If you are a member of the parish, the Baptism will become part of your story in the parish family. We ask you to please complete the parish census form below if you haven't previously done so, to let us create a record for you, or if there are details you'd like us to update in your record.
Fr Michael also requires a copy of your child's birth certificate please.