Baptism

Baptism makes one a member of the Body of Christ and prepares one for the reception of the other sacraments. 

The Hindmarsh-Findon Parish offers Baptism for your child at

  • Sacred Heart Church Hindmarsh every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the Month at 12.30pm and at
  • Our Lady of the Manger Church Findon every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the Month at 12.00noon.

To allow time for preparation, the request for Baptism should be made six weeks before the preferred date.

If you live outside our parish, we suggest it is courteous to seek the consent of your local Parish Priest to have your child Baptised outside of your local parish.  It is preferred but not essential that baptisms be celebrated within your own parish which enables you to be supported by your own parish community. 

Naming and Presentation Mass

Families are invited to present their child to the community at a Sunday Mass, preferably the week before Baptism. 

Baptism Preparation

You will be required to attend one preparation baptismal session.

Godparents

The Godparents' role is to support the child in the development of the Catholic faith. Therefore it is a requirement that one Godparent must be a Confirmed Catholic over the age of 16 years.

To book a date for your child’s Baptism, please contact the parish office on 8346 3901.