Baptism is the first sacrament of the Catholic Initiation

We are anointed with oil, clothed in our baptismal garment and given our baptismal candle. All these actions are signs that we have committed ourselves to the life-long journey of putting on Christ and making the mind of Christ our own. As we take our places as new members of the Catholic Church, we know that the community, its liturgy and prayer, and the mission of God it pursues, will sustain us on this journey.

The sacrament of Baptism is received only once. Since Vatican II, the Catholic Church recognises the validity of baptism in the other Christian churches which baptise with water using the Trinitarian formula.

The Celebration of the Baptism of Children in the Parishes of Maitland

We celebrate Baptism for children being presented by their parents or guardians on most Sundays of the year. These celebrations take place at a Liturgy at 11.30am.

Contact our Parish today to begin your catholic journey

If you have more questions about becoming a Catholic, or wish to begin the journey of Christian Initiation, please contact the Parish Office or speak with one of our priests about our Rites of Christian Initiation for Adults program (RCIA).