Baptism

Holy Trinity Parish celebrates the Sacrament of Baptism on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 12:30pm at Our Lady Star of Sea Church, Ocean Grove.

We receive, and continue to receive, an overwhelming number of baptism requests which is wonderful. However, to best accommodate requests, the decision was made to relocate baptism services to Ocean Grove from October 2022. Our Lady Star of the Sea Church is the largest of our three churches within the parish, and is much better ventilated and spaced out for larger gatherings. There is also an onsite car park. We apologise if this change has caused any inconvenience.

Bookings are essential via the Parish Office on 5258 1673 or queenscliff@cam.org.au.
IMPORTANT: please complete the online baptism request form (located below) as soon as possible to begin your baptism journey.

Baptism Preparation & Program for children aged 0-5 years old: All families are required to attend baptism preparation. The baptism preparation must be done at least 2 months prior to the baptism. The baptism preparation is conducted on the 1st Saturday of each month. The session goes for approximately an hour.
Time: 10:00am
Location: Holy Trinity Parish Hall (34 Stevens Street, Queenscliff)

Baptism Preparation & Program for children aged 6-12 years old (primary school aged): The family-based baptism sacramental program for school aged children is commencing December 2022. The first baptism preparation session for your family is on Saturday 3rd December at 9:00am at Holy Trinity Parish Hall. We ask the school aged children to attend. At this session, school-aged children will be given a baptism booklet (fee below) and each family will be given a baptism pack. This session will go for approximately 45 minutes. The follow up session is booked for Saturday 4th February 2023 at 9:00am at Holy Trinity Parish Hall. The children must attend this 45-minute session also and must bring their completed booklet with them.
Time: 9:00am
Location: Holy Trinity Parish Hall (34 Stevens Street, Queenscliff)

Baptism Booklet Fee (for school-aged children only):
The fee for the booklet is $10.00 per child. This payment must be made before the preparation date. Our bank details are:
BSB:                           083-347
Account:                    530 502 075
Account Name:        Queenscliff Holy Trinity Parish Church Account
Reference:                 SURNAME baptism booklet

Godparents & Sponsors:
At least one Godparent must be Catholic, baptised and have had their Sacraments. Godparents must be over the age of 16. The role of a Godparent is to assist and support the parents with their child’s Catholic faith and journey. Godparents’ names must be confirmed by the Wednesday before the baptism date so certificates can be prepared for the day.

Gift of Thanks: It is customary to give a gift of thanks for baptism. The gift of thanks goes towards ongoing support of the Baptism Program (administration & resources, cleaning & disinfecting, priest’s stipend, baptism stole and baptism candle) and the general upkeep of the parish. Note: this fee is subject to change. Gift of thanks structure:

  • $200.00 for the baptism of one child
  • $250.00 for the baptism of two or more children

Please make payment once your date has been confirmed by the Parish office, our bank details are as follows:
BSB:                           083-347
Account:                    530 502 075
Account Name:        Queenscliff Holy Trinity Parish Church Account
Reference:                 BAPTISM + Name of Child/Family

Letter of Permission: If you reside outside of the Parish boundary, a letter of permission is required from your local Parish.

Church capacity: There are no density limits on numbers for attendees. This applies to all three Churches within our Parish. The Archbishop’s office asks us to use common sense in continuing to manage the best and most appropriate safety and hygiene measures for our communities. Therefore, please respect our COVID safe setting. We encourage all attendees to be considerate of each other. We also ask for all to be aware of social distancing and to sanitize at the stations provided throughout our Churches.

 

Please see below for additional information and the Parish boundary.