- 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 (07) 5443 3488, so we can discuss the preparation involved in celebrating the Sacrament of Baptism, a milestone is your child's life.
Baptism For Adults and Older Children
This is called the RCIA (Rite of Initiation of Adults).
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).
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 Bernie Baillie, Coordinator of Mission, who has charge of the RCIA program.