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Dear Parents


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 

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.

One of the things we will ask you to commit to is attendance at 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.




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 needing to change the place of baptism,

then the Archdiocese of Perth requires

that you get permission from your local parish priesto celebrate the baptism at St Joseph’s.

This is a simple matter of getting a signature on our application form.











Our parish baptisms are held on Sundays, at either 11.00 or at 11:30 am

and are usually of about 25 minutes duration.


Please contact Bart at:     

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

or email him at: 

please remember to include your mobile contact details