We are delighted that you are considering the baptism of your child at St Luke’s Mosman Park, and welcome any questions you may have about what is involved. Baptisms normally take place at our weekly 9:30am Mass.
The Prayer Book commends for boys two Godfathers and one Godmother; and for girls two Godmothers and one Godfather. Godparents must be baptised and preferably confirmed. Your child’s baptism will be recorded in the baptism register of the parish church. You will be given a certificate of baptism as an official record. The Godparents will also receive a card reminding them of their Godchild’s baptism and the responsibilities they have undertaken on his or her behalf.
There is no fee for a baptism, however to make a donation towards the ministry and ongoing life of St Luke’s is greatly appreciated. You may put your donation in the offertory bowl, or give it to the priest who officiates at the baptism. We understand that you may wish to have a photographic record of your child’s baptism. Flash and artificial lighting are not permitted during the ceremony. You are welcome to take photographs around the font after the service.
You will be asked to complete a Request for Baptism form, which will provide information to record your child’s baptism in the register and certificate.