Infant Baptism and Baptism for children up to 12 years old
- At least one of the child's parents must be Catholic.
- Both parents must be agreeable to the child proceeding with these sacraments.
Please phone the Parish Office on 5443 3488, so we can discuss the preparation involved in celebrating the Sacrament of Baptism, a milestone is your child's life.
If your child is 7 to 12 years old
This is the Baptism of a child who has reached 'catechetical age', so it is the intention of the Church to fully prepare the child for the Sacrament. Children usually respond warmly to the care and attention offered by parents and parish.
CLICK HERE for our brochure regarding Baptism of children who are 7 to 12 years old.
Baptism For Adults and Older Young People
This is called the RCIA (Rite of Initiation of the Adult Catechumen).
People who participate experience satisfaction and enjoyment in this process.
It involves joining a group of other adults who have questions and inquiries to ask about the Catholic Church.
The time for INQUIRY is typically around the months of August and September.
The Stella Maris parish has a specially trained team of catechists who make the spiritual journey with those who are inquiring.
The culmination of this time of preparation is on Holy Saturday night at a Vigil ceremony (Easter).
It is called the Rite of Christian Initiation
Those who take part are not only baptised, but also receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Eucharist.
In the first instance, you may phone the Parish Office (07) 5443 3488 or email them here. You can make an appointment to speak with Sr Maree Byron. Sister Maree has charge of the RCIA programme.