“Those who approach the Sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God’s mercy for the offence committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labours for their conversion.”
(Catechism of the Catholic Church n. 1422)
Wednesday: 7:30pm Saturday: 9:30am & 6:00pm Any time at your request.
- First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, Confirmation
The sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation are facilitated through St. Luke's Primary School for Primary School Students.
The Catechists group facilitate the catholic education of children not attending St Luke's school and for children wanting to prepare for Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation.
By appointment - at least six months notice.
On Saturdays or weekdays (not Sundays).
"Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission."
(Catechism of the Catholic Church n. 1213)
Baptisms are celebrated on the second and fourth Sundays of the month after the 10:00am Mass.
Please contact the Parish Office to begin the preparation for Baptism. Please note: minimum 3 weeks notice.
A home visit to the family will be arranged where the meaning of baptism is discussed and the symbols used in baptism are explained.
The family then attends the Welcoming Mass which is an introduction to our church community. The child is anointed with the oil of the Catechumen as a sign of strengthening for the journey. The family is presented with a candle and stole to be used at the baptism. The family is now formally prepared for their baptism ceremony.
- Families need to make contact with the parish office or the parish priest to arrange an appointment.