Sacraments

Baptism

We are welcomed into the Catholic community through the Sacrament of Baptism.

Baptisms are normally held during the Sunday (9.30am) or Saturday evening Mass (6.00pm).  Otherwise it can be after the 9.30am Mass or late Saturday afternoon.

The point of contact is the Parish Priest, who will arrange to meet you at Mass or some other time.  A communal preparation for parents (and Godparents if possible) is held on a monthly basis in the Parish House.

For older children seeking Baptism a special program is held in the first term each year.  Parents are involved and the children do their preparation at Sunday Mass during the season of Lent, leading up to the Baptisms at Easter.

A special program has also been designed for High School children and adults preparing for Baptism through the R.C.I.A.

Reconciliation

Reconciliation is for children in Year Three, or older.  It is a Sacrament of Peace and Forgiveness and is required before either of the other two sacraments can be received.

Holy Communion

Holy Communion is for those children who are in Year Four, or older, and have made their Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Eucharist / Communion

Communion under the form of Holy Bread and Wine are offered at our indoor Masses.  If you would not like to receive communion but would like a blessing, please cross your arms over your chest.

Confirmation

Confirmation is for those children who are in Year Six, or older, and who have made their Sacraments of Reconciliation and Communion.

Sacrament of Healing

Sacrament of Healing, also known as the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.  Jesus Christ comes as physician and healer to listen to the needs and concerns of those who have some form of illness and who have come in faith to ask for healing of body, mind and spirit.

Marriage

Please contact Father Geoff on 0427 040 100 for more details about the Sacrament of Marriage.