Saturday vigil Masses: 4:00pm and 6:00pm | Sunday Masses: 7:30am and 9:00am

Baptism

Baptism of infants/children takes place following the 9:00am Sunday Mass (or during any weekend Mass if requested).

Please contact the Parish Office on 6658 3544 to make an appointment to meet with the Baptismal Preparation Team.

Sacramental Program for Children

Group 21 has completed Reconciliation and is now preparing for their First Eucharist in November.

They will hopefully celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation in 2021

Parents are recognised by the Church as the first and best teachers of their children in the ways of the Faith and Christian values.

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For this reason the preparation for the Sacraments of Confirmation, Reconciliation and First Eucharist is through our parish based, family – centred program. For each sacrament the preparation begins with parent meetings to discuss and be informed about the sacraments, and their parental role in the preparation process. Following this, parents and children participate in a series of small group sessions which are facilitated by a group companion. We encourage parents to volunteer for the role of group companions. Training and support is provided. A practice session is usually held before the celebration of each sacrament. Notification for enrollment in the program is advertised in the Parish bulletin, website and Facebook page and also through MHOC Primary School. Details of each sacrament are provided below.

All inquiries and questions can be directed to Carolyn Tumminello (Parish Pastoral Associate) at the Parish Office by phoning 6658 3544 or  by emailing her at pastoral@sawtellcatholicchurch.com.au

Bishop Greg has recently announced changes to the ages for Confirmation and First Eucharist. Consequently our parish will be making changes to our program for children and details for future groups will be provided once they are finalised.

Confirmation

From 2021, a child will needs to have been baptised and be in Year 3 or up to 15 years old, to be eligible to receive the sacrament of Confirmation. Confirmation dates are subject to the Bishop’s calendar. Due to COVID-19 there will be no Confirmations in 2020. The children in Group 21 will be eligible to enroll in the Confirmation preparation program next year.

First Eucharist

Eligible children will prepare for their First Holy Communion in the year following the reception of Confirmation. This will now usually be in Year 4.

Reconciliation

The preparation time for this sacrament is currently under review by the parish.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) programme runs each year in the parish from October to Easter the following year.

Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Catholic Church can make an appointment to see the RCIA team by phoning the Parish Office on 6658 3544 or emailing: pastoral@sawtellcatholicchurch.com.au

 

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Sacraments of Service

Marriage

By request 6 – 12 months notice is recommended.

Support with preparation is offered.

Sacraments of Healing

Reconciliation

Reconciliation is available every Saturday between 11:30am to 12:30pm in the Church and any time upon request. A communal Rite of Reconciliation takes place in our Parish Church during Lent and Advent each year.

Sacraments of Healing

Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the Sick during Mass takes place at Our Lady of the Way Chapel every 3 months. Anointings are also available on request.

Sacraments of Service

Holy Orders

For information about the priesthood, please contact the Parish Priest.

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