Baptisms at St Mary MacKillop Parish

Baptisms at St Mary MacKillop Parish

On a number of Saturdays each month we now celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism at our Southern Mass Centre - 94 Oran Park Dr, Oran Park.

Dates and times are now available for sessions between the end of January 2022 to the start of April 2022.

- For a Baptism to take place in the parish, one parent must be a baptised Catholic. Also, families presenting children for baptism are encouraged to be involved in the life of the parish, including regular worship at weekend Mass, and to remain committed to this involvement after their child’s baptism to support their faith life and ongoing faith formation.

- 'Private' baptisms or Sunday baptisms or baptisms at our Northern Mass Centre at Leppington are not possible at this time.

*** To fulfill our current parish covid19 safety plan, in 2022 we will celebrate 4 baptisms per session - families will now be allowed 50 people to attend per candidate. So along with the parents and child to be baptised, you can have 47 other guests (that includes the 2 godparents).

There are still a limited number of spaces available for Baptisms between now and mid-December 2021. Please note that for 2021 baptism ceremonies, families are allowed 25 people to attend per candidate. So along with the parents and child to be baptised, you can have 22 other guests (that includes the godparents). To make a 2021 booking, please send an email to oranpark@dow.org.au and note ‘2021 baptism booking’ in the subject line of the email.

To make a booking for a 2022 Baptism, please send an email to oranpark@dow.org.au and note ‘2022 baptism booking’ in the subject line of the email and a ‘baptism pack’ that includes the link to a special Eventbrite ‘booking page’ will be emailed to you.

All families presenting their child/ren for Baptism will be required, prior to their chosen baptism date, to attend a compulsory Baptism Preparation Session. To fulfill covid19 protocols these sessions will be held on a midweek evening via Zoom. Families will be required to nominate the preparation session they wish to attend at the time of booking.

- For children who are older than 4yrs who wish to be baptised, along with the Baptism Preparation Session for their parents, a Formation & Preparation program for these children (that is supported by their adult family members) will need to be completed prior to Baptism.

If you have any further questions about the baptism process please contact Jenny at the Parish Office, via email oranpark@dow.org.au or ph. 46482226 from Tuesday - Thursday between 9am– 12noon.