Baptism

At Ss Peter and Paul’s Baptisms are held on the second and third Sunday of the month at 12.30 pm.  Please phone the Baptism Co-ordinator, Cheryl Tay , through the Parish Office on 9841 8354 or email Cheryl.Tay@cam.org.au.
 
Please do not book any gatherings, until after the Baptism has been confirmed as booked.
 
Baptism Preparation
There is one Baptism preparation  meeting , generally held on the 4th Tuesday of the month prior to baptism. This will be confirmed when you book the Baptism with Cheryl.  
 
Presentation of your Child at Mass
On a mutually convenient weekend prior to the Baptism, you will be asked to attend Mass for the presentation of your child to the parish community. 
 
Candle
You are required to bring a candle on the day of the Baptism.  During the ceremony this candle is lit from the Paschal candle which stands near the altar at Easter as a sign of the risen Christ.  The baptismal candle reminds us that the light of Christ has entered your child’s life and its flame symbolises the flame of faith which will burn through the life of your child.
 
White Garment
You are also required to bring a white garment on the day of the Baptism.  This can be a shawl or stole and is additional to the Baptism dress.  The white garment will be used as part of the ceremony and is a symbol of the child being clothed in Christ.
 
Godparents
The role of the Godparents is to help your child in every way to grow into the Catholic faith.  Being a Godparent means taking up a great responsibility for the faith formation of your child.  For this reason, at least one Godparent must be Catholic.   Godparents must be at least 16 years of age.