Fr Gerard Mackie and the newly ordained Fr Camillus shared in this special ceremony.
The teaching staff at SPX, under the guidance of Principal Peter Bowen and REC Cate Pennington, realised this long-time dream of many of the children and their families. Relatives travelled from Canberra, Sydney and The Entrance to share in the spirit of this important occasion.
Student leaders and teaching staff from St Pius X Adamstown and St Mary’s Gateshead also witnessed the baptisms and vowed to walk with the children on their faith journey.
A community celebration in the school hall followed as the children showed their understanding of the importance of this occasion in their lives, enjoying each other’s company and celebrating with their families and parishioners over fairy bread and red drink.