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The sacrament of Baptism incorporates the person into the Church and the life of Christ. Therefore baptisms are celebrated when the person and/or the family are ready to accept the commitment of growing in the faith and being a member of the Church community.


The Rite of Baptism is normally celebrated on Sundays during or after Mass. Please contact the Cathedral Office to make an appointment.

Christian families who wish their infants/children to be baptised are asked to attend baptism preparation before or after the birth of their child. An evening of preparation with other parents is held on the first Wednesday of the Month (Feb-Nov) at St Kilian's Parish Centre, 181 McCrae Street, Bendigo, at 7.30 pm. For further information click here.


Adults who wish to be baptised and be received into the Catholic faith need to enrol for a process of preparation which includes stages of inquiry, education and spiritual preparation and the celebration of the Rites of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). Contact the Cathedral Office.