Sacrament of Baptism

Arrangements may be made by calling the Parish Office 9583 2103 to request a registration form. images7Baptisms are celebrated after the 11am Mass on the first and third Sundays of each month. Parents need to attend a Baptismal Preparation evening prior to the Baptism day. This meeting is once per month at 8pm. Please ring the Parish Office for the dates of the meeting.

Parents are encouraged to have their children baptised in their own parishes; At St. Patrick’s, baptisms for families outside the parish are done only in extraordinary circumstances. Written permission from the parish priest of their residential parish must be obtained for the baptism to take place at St Patrick’s Church.

Adult Baptism is also available through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Children over the age of 5 must attend the Sunday Catechism Classes and Sacramental Programs co-ordinated by the Sisters of St Paul de Chartres. Contact the Parish Office 9583 2103 or After Hours Sister Damian 0410 002 270.

Who can be a sponsor (godparent) at Baptism?

A person to be baptised is always assisted by a sponsor (godparent) at the celebration. A sponsor also helps the baptized person to lead a Christian life in keeping with the promises made at Baptism and to fulfill faithfully the obligations inherent in it.

There is only one male sponsor or one female sponsor or one of each.

To take on the role of sponsor a person must:

  • Be designated by the one to be baptised, by the parents or the person who takes their place, or in their absence by the pastor or minister and have the aptitude and intention of fulfilling this function;
  • Have completed the sixteenth year of age;
  • Be a Catholic who has been confirmed and has received the Eucharist and who leads a life of faith in keeping with the function to be taken on;
  • Not be the father or mother of the one to be baptized.
  • A baptised person who belongs to a non-Catholic community participates only with a Catholic sponsor and is a Christian witness of the Baptism. One who is not baptised cannot stand as witness at Baptism.


Couples wanting to get married are encouraged to marry in their local parish. If marrying at St Patrick’s, Mentone, at least six month's notice is required and copies of birth and baptismal certificates need to be supplied. Bookings for the church should be made well in advance and this can be done by contacting the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . To help you plan your ceremony, in arranging flowers, music and other details download the following PDF files. Download Marriage Registration Form

Couples are required to take part in a Marriage Preparation Program prior to their wedding.

Catholic Funeral

When a loved one dies the family of the deceased should contact a Funeral Director who will then liaise with the Parish Office re availability of the Priest and church. Father Michael will then meet with the family to coordinate the Funeral rites. This may include vigil prayers, a viewing or a rosary the evening before the Funeral Mass. The selection of appropriate Reading, Hymns  and words of tribute will be made. St Patrick’s does not allow playing of CD’s nor overhead projection of DVD tributes and MS Powerpoint presentations.

If the bereaved family wants a rosary they may invite a friend to lead it if they do not feel up to it themselves.

Anointing of the Sick

Whenever a family member is confined to bed for a lengthy time, or cannot get to Church due to reduced mobility, it is appropriate to ask a priest to visit for the Anointing of the Sick. The priest can then arrange for on going and regular visits from an extraordinary minister of the Eucharist. Give the parish office a call on (03) 9583 2103 to arrange Fr Michael McEntee to make a home visit.