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Baptism

We are most pleased to celebrate the Baptism of 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.
 
To assist you as you prepare for Baptism we ask that you attend a Baptism Preparation Session. These are held on the third Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm here in the Parish House. We hope that after this meeting you will feel much more at ease with what happens during the Baptism ceremony and that any questions/queries you may have will be answered.
 
Please note: Baptisms at St Kevin’s Parish, are celebrated during parish weekend Masses with current restrictions of total attendees being 160.
 

Baptisms at our Parish are celebrated on the first weekend of every month and are divided into two parts:

Part 1. We invite you to come to a Presentation Mass, where you will be presented to the parish community. The Presentation Mass is the commencement of the Baptism Sacrament. It is celebrated one week prior to the Baptism Ceremony and you have a choice between 5.30pm on Saturday evening or 10.00am on Sunday morning.

Part 2. Then, the second part of the Sacrament is celebrated – the actual Baptism Ceremony. Again you will have a choice between 5.30pm on Saturday evening or 10.00am on Sunday morning.

We would welcome a family photo for us to place temporarily onto our Parish Noticeboard 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, however 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.
 
Completing the Baptism Registration Form and sending it back to us confirms your booking. Please ensure this is done prior to attending the Preparation Session.
 
Please contact our office (or leave a message) or email us with any queries.
 
We look forward to working with you to ensure that your child’s Baptism is indeed a special celebration.
 
As part of St Kevin’s Parish Welcome, we have a program called ‘GodStart’, which your child will automatically be included in.