THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
The baptism of an infant is the beginning of a child’s faith life and journey with the Christian community. It is therefore an important decision for parents to make on behalf of their child. For a child to be baptised a Catholic is it essential that one parent is a Catholic and that both parents agree to nurture the faith life of the child as much as possible. It is also essential that Godparents are baptised Christians, one being a Catholic.
Baptism of infants is celebrated on the second Saturday of each month at St Mary’s. Parents are required to attend a preparation session before their child’s Baptism.
If you would like your child to be baptised at St Mary’s Church, please download the form below, complete it and return to the Parish Office along with your child’s copy of birth certificate.
THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
This sacrament is for children in grade 3 or older.
the preparation for this sacrament is normally between the month of May and June.
THE SACRAMENT OF FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
This sacrament is for children in grade 4 or older.
The preparation for this sacrament is normally between the month of August and September.
THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE (RECONCILIATION)
This sacrament is for children in grade 5 or older.
The preparations for this sacrament is normally between the month of February and March.
THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS (RCIA)
Are you interested in becoming Catholic or learning more about the Catholic faith?
You might like to join our RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults).
RCIA is a group of adults who explore aspects of the Catholic Faith together in a journey of faith, accompanied by the support of a parish community. During the journey you meet with others to share, reflect, pray and learn more about the Catholic faith. There are ceremonies or ‘rites’ at each stage to signify the steps along the way.
Instruction for RCIA is begins each year in September, meets once a week and continues through the year until the Easter Vigil.
Please contact the Parish Office on 3844 2744 or email email@example.com for more information. Cost – free!
THE SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE
Our air-conditioned Church is suitable for weddings, especially on Saturdays when parking is available. Requirements for booking a wedding is that one partner must be a baptised Catholic and that you have a priest willing to perform the marriage. Marriage preparation will also be required.
While the possibilities for funerals are limited due to lack of off-street parking on weekdays, for small congregations, the Administrator may be able to accommodate your request. Contact the Parish Office for more information.