Update: once again we are celebrating baptisms in our Church.

However, there are strict guidelines

from the Archdiocese and from the WA Department of Health

as to how we celebrate.

Social-Distancing must be practised at all times.

On entering the Church you must do each of the following three things:

SIGN   [fill in the form provided, with your name and contact details - this is prescribed by law];

SANTISE   [wash your hands with the sanitiser provided];

SIT   [sit in one of the marked places]

Dear Parentswater_flow

Congratulations on the birth of your child,

and thank you for expressing your desire

to have your child welcomed into God’s family through baptism.


If the parish of Saint Joseph is your usual place of worship,

or if you live within the Subiaco parish, 

we invite you either to ring the parish office and speak to Bart Welten, our baptism coordinator

[on Monday, Wednesday or Friday] or to email him on sacraments@stjosephssubiaco.org.au.

Bart will happily have a conversation with you about your hopes for your child’s baptism,

and share with you some of the hopes and expectations of the Church.

He will ask for some basic contact details, so that he can forward an application form to you,

covering all the things that you and we need to know.

He will also be able to work through the parish calendar with you to find a suitable date and time.

You will be expected to attend a Baptism Information Meeting. 

We hold these in the Church, usually on the first Tuesday of the month in which your child is to be baptized.

You can work out with Bart the date of the most suitable one for you to attend.

Baptisms for those who live and worship in Saint Joseph’s parish

are held on Sundays, at either 11.00 or at 11:30 aand are usually of about 25 minutes duration.




For those who live in another parish,

even if you sometimes come to Mass here,

you need to remember that the usual place for Baptism

is the parish in which you reside.

That is really where you need to begin.

If there is a very good reason for changing the place of baptism,

then the Archdiocese of Perth requires that you get

permission from your local parish priest,

 to celebrate the baptism at St Joseph’s.

This is a simple matter of having a conversation with your parish priest and

then getting his signature on our application form.

You are welcome to arrange a baptism here

with a celebrating priest or deacon known to you or to your family,

as our parish baptisms are usually booked well in advance.

However, we endeavour to do our very best

to arrange a time to suit your family within the Parish Calendar.


Please contact Bart at:     

Parish Office: [08]  9381 0400  Mon/Wed/Fri

or email him at:  sacraments@stjosephssubiaco.org.au 

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