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St Anne’s Parish Baptism Application FormParish Baptismal Policy

Sacrament of Baptism (for babies)

Baptism is the first of the Sacraments of Initiation. It is a celebration of belonging to your local parish faith community and through it to the wider church.

Baptisms are celebrated on the second Sunday of the month for upto five families. Please see parish calendar.

You may fill out and return the St Anne’s Parish Baptism Application Form to our office.  Normally we allow a minimum of 3-4 weeks to accommodate your baptism as availability is subject to prior bookings and our waiting list.

Parents of the child must have participated Baptism preparation session prior to the baptism. See below for the dates of preparation evenings/mornings. A stole is required to be worn for the Sacrament, however if you have your own already purchased please advise our Baptism Coordinator. Other details will be informed at the preparation evening.

If you wish to request a Permission letter to have your child baptised in another parish, please contact the Parish Office. There is an administration fee of $20.00 to do so if you do not regularly attend at our Parish. The permission form and a credit card slip may be emailed to the Parish Office via Alternatively this can be paid via cash at our Parish Office during business hours.

Symbols of Baptism

The Water

This is for cleansing and is a sign that our sins are washed away. Baptism cleanses us of original sin with which we are all born, and in the baptism is a sign of being cleansed.

The White Garment

This garment, or stole, is a relic of the new clothes worn by Christians after baptism in the first centuries.  It is a sign of innocence and the new life of resurrection.

The Oils

Are a sign of sealing with the gifts of the Holy Spirit to confer the strength and power of the Holy Spirit.

The Candle

The candle is to symbolise Christ who is the light of the world.  The baptism candle reminds us that the light of Christ has entered the child’s life, and its flame of faith which will burn through the life of the child.

The Sign of the Cross

To show that the baby belongs to Christ who now offers his help and grace to face and overcome the sufferings of life.

For further information on choosing your godparents – CHOOSING A GODPARENT.

From the St. Anne’s Baptismal Team

Baptism Preparation Sessions

The parish is holding our regular preparation sessions on the first Thursdays of the month. Please call the office and confirm.

The preparation sessions are at the office meeting room.

Update: We are now moving our preparation evening to Saturday morning from May, as has been the custom of the parish.

Upcoming preparation Dates for 2022

  • May 28th at 10am
  • July 2nd at 10am
  • August 6th at 10am
  • November 5th at 10am
  • December 3rd at 10am.



Sacrament of Baptism/ Preparation Sessions for Older Children (aged 7-12)

Since they are old and able to understand what they receive the we have another Program for this children .

If you wish to enrol your older child/ren for baptism please complete the APPLICATION FOR BAPTISM OLDER CHILDREN.  


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