The essential rite of this sacrament consists in immersing the candidate in water or pouring water over his or her head while invoking the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

  • Everyone who is to be baptised is required to make a profession of faith. This is done personally in the case of an adult or by the parents and by the Church in the case of infants.

People normally receive Baptism in the Parish where they live. However, requests may be made for baptism at St Mary’s Cathedral. Baptism of those who do not live within the Cathedral Parish requires permission of the Parish Priest of their place of residence.

Information about Baptisms in the Cathedral

Baptisms are held on Sundays and currently at 1:30pm or 2pm and 3pm and an applicant needs to have their own Priest celebrant. A donation to the Cathedral is optional. Your Priest is paid separately.

Before contacting the Cathedral office, please read and/or download the following information files:

Baptisms at St Mary’s Cathedral

SMC Baptism Application Form

SMC Baptism Priest Acceptance Form

SMC Baptism Local Parish Permission Form

For information about Baptisms at the Cathedral, please email [email protected] or call 02 9220 0453.