Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua),4 and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: “Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.” – Catechism of the Catholic Church 1213
Baptism in Mt Beauty, Dederang, Tangambalanga and Bethanga take place during regular Sunday Masses upon request. Please contact our office manager Sonni.
Baptism Preparation Evening are held the first Tuesday of every second month. Parents of children to be baptised are required to attend a Baptism preparation evening prior to the baptism; as it is a pre-requisite in our parish. Godparents are also welcome. For more information, please contact our office manager Sonni.
The Purpose of the preparation Evening
- Let you know what is involved
- Receive any forms require for the Baptism to proceed
- Give an opportunity to talk to others having their children baptised
- Present some ways of connecting further with the parish
Baptisms take place on the 1st AND THE 3rd Sunday of each month (outside of Lent) at Sacred Heart Church, Wodonga.
Baptism may be requested during Mass on the 1st Saturday at 6pm Mass
To show that Baptism involves entry into a parish community, there will be a welcoming at Mass on the 1st Sunday of the month for all children who are going to be baptised. Parents are asked to present their children to a welcoming Mass before their Baptism. For Baptisms of school-aged children, or adult reception into the church please contact The Parish Centre.