Sacraments

Baptism

After the initial contact has been made couples are invited to attend a one hour Baptism Preparation Session. These are held once a month. Once the preparation session has been completed a Baptism date can be arranged.

baptism ny waterBaptism is celebrated most weekends at either the Saturday 6pm Mass or the Sunday 10.30am Mass.

The initial part of the Baptism – The Welcome by the Community is held at the start of Mass. The rest of the Baptism is celebrated after Mass.

RCIC: The Rite of Christian Initiation is being adapted in our parish for school age children who have not been baptised, and whose families may be seeking this sacrament. If you would like your school age child baptised kindly contact the parish office at 59471 7315 or email: parishoffice@stpatrickspakenham.com.au .


Preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist & Confirmation

Parents of children attending St. Patrick’s Primary School and St. Clare’s Primary School will be contacted through the school. Children attending other schools please contact Siji Dominic at the Parish Centre on 5941 7315 at the beginning of each year.

In the preparation of candidates for Sacraments the family, the parish and catechists and teachers will be involved.

Proposed Sacrament Dates for 2019

First Holy Communion

Date Time Event
1st May To be confirmed

7:00 pm

Retreat Day (to be confirmed )

Parent Workshop

4th / 5th May 6:00pm/ 9:00am/ 10:30am Enrollment  Week
11th/ 12th May 6:00pm/ 9:00am/ 10:30am Formation Week 1
18th/ 19th  May 6:00pm/ 9:00am/ 10:30am Formation Week 2
25th /26th May 6:00pm/ 9:00am/ 10:30am FHC
1st /2nd June 6:00pm/ 9:00am/ 10:30am FHC
8th / 9th June 6:00pm/ 9:00am/ 10:30am FHC

Confirmation

Date

Time

Event

31st July

7:00pm

Parent Workshop

3rd  /4th August

6:00pm/ 9:00am/ 10:30am

Enrollment Mass

10th /11thAugust

6:00pm/ 9:00am/ 10:30am

Formation weekend

14th August

9:15 – 2:15

Retreat Day

16th  August

7:00pm

Confirmation

17th August

6:00pm

Confirmation

First Reconciliation

Date Time Event
16th October 7:00pm Parent Workshop
19th/20th  October 6:00pm/ 9:00am/ 10:30am Enrollment Mass
26th/27th  October 6:00pm/ 9:00am/ 10:30am Formation weekend
30th October 5:00pm and 7:00pm Reconciliation

Weddings

wedding flowersThose planning to marry should ensure that a celebrant and the church have been booked before any other arrangements are made.

Those couples intending to marry will be invited to attend a one day Marriage Preparation Course organized by the Diocese. Please contact Fr. Buckley at least 6 months before the wedding.


 Sacraments of the Sick

Please contact Fr. Buckley in an emergency, 5941 1217 (Presbytery).

The Sacrament of the Sick is celebrated each month at the Ron Andrews, McGregor Gardens and Shanagolden Nursing Homes, and during Lent and Advent in the Church. Parishioners are most welcome to attend the nursing home Masses.


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