Baptismal Service

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”
Matthew 28: 19 – 20a NIV

Baptism Registration Process

Parents wishing to have their child baptised are requested to lodge an inquiry at and provide the following information:
  • Your name
  • Contact details

Alternatively you can phone the Parish Office on 07 3285 6759

(Please take a few minutes to read all the information provided below)

Baptism is the foundation of the whole of Christian life – the gateway to life in the Holy Spirit and the door which gives access to the other sacraments.  It is a sacrament of initiation through which a person is reborn as a daughter or son of God and begins his or her formal relationship with Jesus Christ and the Church. Through Baptism, Christians are integrated into the Body of Christ, the Church.

Parents who seek baptism for their child are asking that their son or daughter be initiated into the Catholic community and the local church of Petrie Catholic Parish. The church baptises infants and children on the faith of their parents. Since a child’s faith is learned from their parents, the ideal is that parents have a deep faith which they actively live out in the experience of the Catholic Church community.

The following information and guidelines have been provided to help parents understand and prepare for the process of having their child baptised in the Catholic Church at Petrie Catholic Parish. Please read these guidelines carefully. If you have any questions, please contact our Parish Office to speak with Angela or Rosemary on 07 3285 6759.

Guidelines for the Celebration of Baptism of Infants and Children at Petrie Catholic Parish

  •       “The local community will support parish families in nurturing the faith of its new members”. (Canon Law 857/2) As it is the role of the local community to nurture the faith of its new members and to provide support for parents, children should be baptised in the parish in which they live. It makes little sense to initiate a child into a community they will not participate in regularly. Thus, children who live within the parish boundaries will be baptised into the Catholic community of our parish. Families living outside the normal parish boundaries who have no link with our community are encouraged to celebrate the baptism within their own parish. However, if for any reason non-parishioners wish to be baptized in one of our churches (Our Lady of the Way, Petrie or St Francis Xavier, Dayboro), they would need a written permission from their parish priest. The baptismal preparation process can commence when their parish priest has given permission.

  •       Children who live within the parish boundary of Petrie Catholic Parish should not be baptised in another parish without the written consent of the parish priest and without adequate baptismal preparation.
  •       Generally, baptisms are celebrated on the 1st Sunday of the month, 10am Mass, Dayboro,  2nd and 3rd Sundays of the month, 12 noon at Petrie. Usually, there are no more than three families celebrating baptism at any one time.  Participation in the Sunday Mass cultivates an invaluable connection between the parish faith community and the newly initiated member.
  •       A person can only be baptised once. If a child has been baptised in another denomination, or if both parents are non-Catholic, a personal discussion with the parish priest is required.

Baptism Preparation Evening

The parents of a child who is to be baptised, and those who are to undertake the role of godparent, are to be suitably instructed on the meaning of the sacrament and the obligation attached to it. Participation in our Baptismal Preparation Class for parents is a requirement before a baptism can be scheduled. Godparents are also welcome to attend so that they too may prepare for the celebration of this sacrament.  This session is held on the last Wednesday of the month at Our Lady of the Way Parish Community Centre commencing at 7.30 p.m. We hope this session will give parents an even greater appreciation of this sacrament and will present them with suggestions on how to pass on the beliefs and values of the Catholic Church to their children.

When you arrive to the meeting we will provide you with a Baptism Pack. 

Godparents and Christian Witness Requirements

  •      The choice of godparents is important. Ideally, a godparent represents the Catholic Church at Baptism. Together with the parents, they serve as the role model for the child by living a fully Christian life, providing a life-long example of Christian living and encouraging the child in the experience of our Catholic faith. The godparents should be people whose faith lends itself to this living example.
  •       According to Canon Law, godparents should be at least 16 years of age, practicing Catholics and should be fully initiated into the Catholic Church – that is, they have received the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation – and be living a life in harmony with the Catholic faith. One godparent, male or female, is sufficient but there may be two or more.  Another person, a baptised Christian, may witness the baptism along with the Catholic godparent.

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Address: 135 McKenzie Street, Dayboro, Queensland, 4521.

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