Thank you for requesting the celebration of Baptism for your loved one here at St Kevin’s Templestowe.  Baptism is a very special moment, for your family and our parish.  We hope that this celebration will be one that will be remembered fondly and retold within your family in the years to come.
During these COVID-19 times, Baptisms may look a little different. Please be assured that your union into God’s family is sacred and however celebrated, we will endeavor to assist in the best way we are able to. 
Please note: Baptisms at St Kevin’s Parish, are celebrated during parish weekend masses with current restrictions of total attendees being 145.
Please contact our office (or leave a message) or email us your enquiry. 


Our first step would be to arrange a little meet and greet and have a general chat with your family. If you are inclined, we would welcome a family photo for us to place temporarily onto our Parish Newsletter so that all parishioners are reminded of the newest members to our community. A Baptismal candle is required for the celebration. These can be purchased from various religious suppliers. Should you wish to decorate your own please feel free to do so. It would be appropriate to decorate it with a cross or other Christian symbols. We suggest that a pillar candle be used as these have a larger and sturdier base for standing. We look forward to working with you to ensure that your cherished family member’s Baptism is indeed a special celebration.

With every good wish,
Fr Gerry McKernan
Parish Priest