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 2018, the Parent Information Night for First Reconciliation and Workshop One will be held on Thursday 15th February in the School Multi-Purpose Room at 7:30 pm. Classes will commence on Tuesday 20th February from 4pm-5pm. Please call Lys Crowe on 9787 7777 before the Information Night if your child does not attend St Thomas More Primary School and you would like them to receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation and Eucharist in 2018.

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 2018, the Parent Information Night for First Eucharist will be held on Thursday 21st June in the School Multi-Purpose Room at 7:30 pm. Please call Lys Crowe on 9787 7777 before the Information Night if your child does not attend St Thomas More Primary School and you would like them to receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation and Eucharist in 2018.
  • 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 in first term.

  • There will be a Parent Information Night and Workshop One on Thursday 19th April
  • Weekly Classes will be held, and will begin before the Information Night. Please contact Lys Crowe on 9787 7777.
  • There will also be Workshop nights and a Retreat Day
  • The dates for the Sacrament of Confirmation for 2018 are Saturday 19th May at 6pm, Sunday 20th May at 10:00am and Saturday 26th May at 6:00pm

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.