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Sacraments

There are many dimensions to the life of a parish community. However, we are most fully the Body of Christ when we gather together to celebrate the Eucharist and the other sacraments. They are important celebrations of our Catholic faith.

Baptism

The parish community welcomes families who apply to celebrate the baptism of a child.

As parents, you have already given your child the gift of life and you nurture that gift by the love you give to your child. In asking to have your child baptised you are also expressing your wish to share your Christian faith with your child.

Baptisms are usually celebrated on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 11.00 am. Bookings are required as we limit the celebration to four children, unless there are special circumstances.

The parish community is ready to support parents as they undertake the important responsibility of teaching their child about the Christian life. To help you to prepare for this important celebration and to understand the full meaning of Baptism, the parish baptismal team encourage you to attend one of the parish preparation evenings.

Reconciliation (Confession)

Saturday  5.00 pm to 5.30 pm.  

The Eucharist

Please see our Mass Times for the details of the regular parish celebrations of the Eucharist.

Holy Communion to the Sick is taken to various aged care facilities and to indivduals in thieir homes by our team of Communion Ministers. Please contact the parish office if you are unable to participate in our Parish Masses and would like to receive Holy Communion.

1st Holy Communion

In 2017 1st Holy Communion will be celebrated at a special Mass on Sundays 13, 20 and 27 August.

Please register with the Parish office.

Confirmation

In 2017 Confirmation will be celebrated over two sessions: Saturday 27 May at 6.00 pm with Archbishop Fisher and Saturday 10 June at 6.00 pm with Bisphop Brady. The dates have been allocated by the Archbishop. Please register with the Parish Office.

In the Archdiocese of Sydney candidates for Confirmation are usually in the final year of primary school. Adult Confirmation is celebrated on seveal occasion each year in the Cathedral. 

Marriage

Marriages are celebrated by appointment with at least six months notice. Couples are required to complete the appropriate preparation.

Anointing of the Sick

The sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is available at any time for those who are seriously ill. Please contact the Parish Office tel 9747 4210.

Adult Christian Initiation

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the formal process for adults who are seeking to be baptised. Once accepted as a candidate for the Sacraments of Christian Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist), the adult candidiates, who are now called catechumens, meet with the parish RCIA team. There is no set program as the formation depends on the background of each catechumen. The period of formation usually lasts several months.

At present there are  catechumens who are preparing for Baptism at Easter 2017.

 

 


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