Baptisms for children are celebrated each Sunday in the Nambucca Valley Parish at 12.00 noon (or during any of our weekend masses).
On the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of the month Baptisms are celebrated in Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, Nambucca Heads.
On the 2nd and 4th Sundays, Baptisms are celebrated in St Patrick’s Church, Macksville.
PREPARATION – All parents wishing to have their children (aged newborn up to and including 6 years) baptised are required to attend a baptism preparation course. This program runs on the last Thursday of the each month at 7.00pm in the Macksville Church (Except for December 2015 when it will be held on the 17th December due to Christmas). If you live out of the area you are asked to contact your local parish and attend a course there. We then require a letter from your home parish confirming your attendance. Once this is done please contact us and we will forward a Baptismal Registration Form to be filled in.
Separated parents need to fill in the “Parental Authority Re Sacraments” to confirm they agree to the impending Baptism.
ADULTS – Adults and adolescents (7 years to 18 years) wishing to be baptised into the Catholic Church, or wishing to become Catholic and are already baptised into another Christian Church, undergo a special course called the Rite Of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). To become part of this program or to find out more information please contact the Parish Office.
GODPARENTS – Godparent must be Catholic, baptised, confirmed and over the age of 16. Only two Godparents are permitted as per Canon Law.
PAYMENT – You are not required to pay for Baptism in the Nambucca Valley Parish. If you would like to make a donation you can put the donation in an envelope and hand it to the Priest on the day.