Sacraments

Baptisms are held in the Parish on the first and third Sundays of each month at 11:15am or at any Parish Mass on a second, fourth or fifth Sunday of the month, after parents have attended a compulsory

  • Information Night, which takes place on the first Tuesday of each month (the second Tuesday in November, and please note there is NO JANUARY Information Night) in the Parish Community Centre at 7:30pm and
  • Parish Welcome (arranged at this preparation night) to take place at a Parish weekend Mass on a 1st or 3rd Sunday of the month (prior to the day of the baptism)

Please note that when children of school age are to be baptised, an extended preparation time (3-4 weeks min) is required.

FIRST RECONCILIATION
Children in Year 3 (or older) are prepared for their First Reconciliation at the Parish school or at Parish classes. Please refer to the parish bulletin Seasons for details at the beginning of the school year.

  • In 2017, the Parent Information Night for First Reconciliation will be held on Monday 20th February in the School Multi-Purpose Room at 7:30 pm
  • Weekly Classes will be held on 4 Tuesday afternoons at 4pm, begining on the 21st of February, before the Reception of First Reconciliation during March.
  • There will also be Workshop nights.

FIRST EUCHARIST
First Eucharist is also offered to our young parishioners in Year 3 (or older). Please note that it is the practice in the Archdiocese that Reconciliation must happen before First Eucharist. If your child has not already made their First Reconciliation, you would need to contact us in the first week of the school year, so that they can prepare for Reconciliation first. Preparation for both sacraments happens at the school or at after-school classes. For First Eucharist, please refer to the parish bulletin Seasons for details.

  • In 2017, the Parent Information Night for First Reconciliation will be held on Monday 20th February in the School Multi-Purpose Room at 7:30 pm
  • Classes will be held weekly during June/July, before the Reception of First Eucharist during August.
  • There will also be Workshop nights and a Retreat Day

CONFIRMATION
Confirmation is offered to young people in Year 6. The exact date each year is determined by the Archdiocese. Details about information nights and preparation classes are published in the parish bulletin, Seasons around the end of first term.

  • In 2017, the Information Night for Confirmation will be held on Tuesday 18th April at 7:30pm in the School Multi-Purpose Room
  • Weekly Classes begin on the 2nd of May
  • There will also be Workshop nights and a Retreat Day
  • The dates for the Sacrament of Confirmation for 2017 are Saturday 3rd June at 6pm, Sunday 4th June at 10:00am and Sunday 11th June at 10:00am

WEDDINGS
Six months' notification is normally required to allow for proper preparation. The priest who is celebrating your marriage will assist you in that preparation and look after all civil and church requirements. Please contact Fr. Laurie directly to arrange an appointment to confirm the time and date of your wedding.

FUNERALS
The death of a loved one is a very difficult time. As a parish community, we will do all that we can to ease the situation for you. The time and place of the Funeral is determined in consultation with the family, the priest and the funeral arranger.