“Baptism” is a Greek word which means “to plunge”, “to
It is the first and chief sacrament of
forgiveness of sins,
and the “door” by which a person becomes a member of Christ’s church.
opens the door to the other sacraments.
Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist constitute the “sacraments
of initiation” by which a believer:
receives forgiveness of sin
begins a new life in Christ and the Holy Spirit,
is incorporated into the Church.
The rite of Baptism involves
immersing the candidate in water, or pouring water on the head, while pronouncing the invocation of the Holy
Trinity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (cf Catholic Catechism, p
Baptisms at Holy Rosary Parish, Nedlands
Parents who wish to have their child(ren) baptised at Holy Rosary
are asked to submit a completed registration form as early as possible.
make an appointment to meet with the Priest at least 4 weeks
At least one of the Godparents must be a Catholic, and any
special circumstances should be highlighted in the registration form.
The Sacrament of Baptism is usually celebrated at the 8.45am Sunday Mass or the 6.00pm Saturday
The Baptism leaflet in the [FORMS & LEAFLETS] section of the website contains further information
about Baptisms at Holy Rosary Parish, Nedlands. You should also be able to find
a copy of the "Registration for Baptism" form