Sacraments

BAPTISMS are celebrated each Sunday at 11.30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

We are doing each Baptism separately so as to maximize the number of guests present for each Baptism. Please ring the Parish Office 9825 8154 to arrange the Christening. Our priest will visit the family at home to obtain details for the Baptism Certificate and let the family know the procedures.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION Year 3 children at any school or older are eligible, provided they have begun receiving Reconciliation (Confession). It has been decided to continue with the arrangements already decided: Enrolment Evenings for parents  to  enrol  children  in  the  preparation for all fathers: Sunday Sept. 13 th / for all mothers: Sunday Sept. 20th Both meetings are at 6.45 p.m. in the Church and are not for the children. The parents will need to bring the copy of the child’s Baptism Certificate.
The actual first receiving of Holy Communion we plan to take place in the four weekend Masses of the feast of Christ the King Nov. 21 /22.

FIRST RECONCILIATION It has been decided to defer this Sacrament (confession & forgiveness) till early next year. This affects current Year 2 Catholic children as well as older children who are yet to receive  this. They would be included in First Communion events later that same year 2021.

CONFIRMATION. We hope to be able to celebrate this Sacrament later this year. Baptised Catholic Children in Year 6 or in a higher class at any school are eligible. In fact it is the right of Baptised children  to  receive this Sacrament because it is in effect the other half of Baptism: Orthodox Christians and Eastern rite Catholics receive Confirmation at the  same time as Baptism. We should know the arrangements here by mid August.