For Catholics, the Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Through baptism we are freed from the darkness of our world, we become sons and daughters of God and are embraced into the family of the Church. Baptism removes the guilt and effects of Original Sin and incorporates the baptised into the Church, the Mystical Body of Christ on earth. Catholic families are encouraged to baptise their children soon after birth, however sometimes people are baptised later, or even as adults. Whether we are baptised as infants or adults, Baptism is the Church's way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God.
Baptisms take place on First Sunday of the month or by arrangement.
To register for Baptism please complete the form
Reconciliation is a sacrament which can be celebrated repeatedly throughout one's life, and indeed Catholics are encouraged to receive this sacrament frequently. At a minimum, Catholics must make a confession of sins when they are conscious of mortal sin before the reception of Holy Communion. The precept of the Church says that Catholics ought to confess their sins in the sacrament of Confession at least once a year during the Easter Season.
Reconciliation times are Saturday: 5:00pm-5:30pm or by appointment with Fr Walter.
If your child is 8 years or above, you are invited to enrol them into the Sacramental Journey.
Sacrament of Penance – 1st Reconciliation
9 / 10 September 2023: Forms available from the church for 6 weekends (until 14 / 15 October 2023)
- 21 / 22 October 2023: Enrolment Ceremonies (Vigil & Sunday Masses only) Completed enrolment forms to be lodged at these weekend masses.
- Tuesday 24 October 2023: Parent Meeting at 7pm (Attendance required)
- 29 October 2023: Groups start for 4 weeks
- Tuesday 28 November 2023: 6.30pm & 7.30pm Reconciliation Liturgy/s (or 7pm if only 1 session is needed)
The Sacrament of Confirmation is the second of the three sacraments of initiation. Confirmation is a Catholic Sacrament of mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts. Confirmation perfects our baptism and brings us the graces of the Holy Spirit that were granted to the Apostles on Pentecost Sunday. It is most often associated with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The Sacrament of Confirmation completes the sacrament of Baptism. If Baptism is the sacrament of re-birth to a new and supernatural life, Confirmation is the sacrament of maturity and coming of age. Confirmation is a sacrament of empowerment. It gives the strength to follow Jesus and to become involved in the mission which Jesus left to the Church.
If your child is 10 years or above, you are invited to enrol them into the Sacramental Journey towards Confirmation.
Sacrament of Confirmation
- 10 / 11 June 2023: Forms available from the church for 6 weekends (until 15 / 16 July 2023)
- 22 / 23 July 2023: Enrolment Ceremonies (Vigil & Sunday Masses only) Completed enrolment forms to be lodged at these weekend masses.
- Tuesday 25 July 2023: Parent Meeting at 7pm (Attendance required)
- 30 July 2023: Groups start for 4 weeks
- Tuesday 5 September 2023: 7pm, Confirmation Mass
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
When a Catholic is very sick, the Church anoints the person with oil in a special ritual of healing called Anointing of the Sick. Traditionally referred to as Extreme Unction or Last Rites, the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is administered both to the dying and to those who are gravely ill or are about to undergo a serious operation, for the recovery of their health and for spiritual strength. It is a ritual of healing appropriate not only for physical but also for mental and spiritual sickness.
To enquire about Anointing of the Sick please contact the Parish Office.