Sacramental Program

Sacramental Program

Sacraments of Initiation and Reconciliation, for Children. Parents/Guardians you are invited to present your child/ren for the Parish Sacramental Program  when you feel that your child is ready.  This readiness is usually around the age a child is in Grade 3. The Sacraments of Initiation – Confirmation and Eucharist are preceded by the preparation for and celebration of, the Sacrament of Reconciliation. When you presented your child for the...

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Infant baptism

Infant baptism

The commencement of your child’s sacramental journey is the reception of the Sacrament of Baptism. The sacrament is celebrated whilst the community are gathered during Mass.  Because Baptism is the sacrament when the child is being welcomed into the Family of God, it is important that the family are there to participate in and celebrate the ceremony. The explanation of the ceremony is included in the kit given at the...

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Weddings

Weddings

Pre Marriage Procedure MAKING CONTACT WITH THE PRIEST WHO WILL CELEBRATE THE MARRIAGE – Couples are encouraged to marry in the Parish Church of either the man or the woman, preferably with one of the clergy of that parish acting as celebrant. The Church’s Pastoral role emphasises the importance of preparation for marriage within a faith community. You should make contact with one of the Priests as soon as possible after your...

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Funerals

Funerals

Arranging a funeral is a task we all hope never to have to cope with. Unfortunately there are times when we have no choice and we hope that by presenting these Liturgical guidelines from the Catholic Diocese of Ballarat, it may make the procedure easier for you. Funerals can be celebrated in a number of places – the Church, Funeral Parlour, Graveside, Crematorium. In each case, there should be appropriate use of Christian symbols and Scripture...

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How Do I Become A Catholic?

How Do I Become A Catholic?

The avenue to exploring the possibility of becoming a Catholic is to undertake a short journey called RCIA. RCIA stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. It is a process that assists people who desire to be fully initiated members of the Catholic Church. The process, often times referred to as a journey, is designed to meet people where they are at in their faith life, and bring them into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ. The...

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