Corinda Graceville Parish

Baptism

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Infant baptism is part of the most ancient tradition of the Church.  It is a powerful and visible reminder to us that God’s love and salvation are not earned but are offered to us as a gift.Baptism

The Rite acknowledges the responsibility of the parents and of the whole community for the raising of the child in the context of Christian faith and love.  The Rite of Baptism asks the whole Christian community to live our more fully, both in celebration and in daily life their own baptismal commitment to a life of faith and love in the service of others.

Procedure for Baptism

  • Contact the Parish Office.
  • Interview with a member of the Parish Team
  • Fill in form and bring to interview
  • Donation to the Church
  • Attend a Preparation Session
  • Attendance at Mass on 1st Sunday of the month for Parents and child for the Naming/Welcoming Ceremony. 
    Mass times 6pm Saturday and 8am Sunday at St Joseph’s church;    9.30 am Sunday at Christ the King.

Baptism Times:   11am at St Joseph’s church on 2nd Sunday of the Month
                              11am at Christ the King Church on 4th Sunday of the Month.

Choosing Godparents:
Godparents represent the community and the support that it offers.  They are truly fathers and mothers in God, seeking to bring Christ to birth and to growth in their godchild.

The Church requires that there is at least on Catholic Godparent, who is 16 years of age and fully initiated into the Catholic Faith. The Church accepts other Christians as witnesses of the Baptism.

Godparents would be chosen because they are a part of the spiritual bond of the family and because you know they will assist and support you as far as they are able in the Christian upbringing of your child.

You invite them to represent the Church into which your child is to be baptised, and to play their part not only in the ceremony, but in ongoing witness and encouragement to the child.

Godparents it seems, have often been regarded as having a merely conventional role in Baptism.  But there is much more to it than that.  Recent renewal in the Sacrament of Baptism seeks to highlight their ministry, calling on both parents and godparents to reflect on their respective roles in the Christian upbringing of children.

There are a number of practical ways in which godparents can assist parents in their responsibility:

  • Prayer, both for and with their godchild.
  • Some acknowledgement on the anniversary of the Baptism
  • Involvement in later sacraments.

Whatever the means chosen, it is the awareness of the spiritual relationship that is essential.  Any gift or involvement is simply a sign of love.

For more information about Baptism in the Catholic Church please refer to the Archdiocese of Brisbane website.

 

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Corinda Graceville Catholic Parish

18 Clewley Street,
Corinda QLD 4075
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm

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Parish Priest: Very Rev Fr Gerry Kalinowski

Phone: 07 3379 1534
Fax: 07 3379 7931

Email: corindagraceville@bne.catholic.net.au

 
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