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Sacraments

Baptism:  To book in for Baptism, parents need to ring the Parish Office and dates and times can then be given.  Baptisms take place on the first and / or second weekend of the month at either the 6.00 pm Vigil on Saturday Evening or the 11.00 am Mass on Sunday. To prepare for Baptisms families will need to attend a Baptism Preparation Session prior to receiving the Sacrament of Baptism for their child. Baptism Preparation Sessions are held on the third Wednesday of each month from 7.00 to 8.30pm in the Gathering Space in St Paul’s Church,  situated at the front of the Church on Penola Road.  Enrolment for the Baptism Preparation Sessions is essential. Please contact the Parish Office on 8725 6566 to book in.

 

Sacrament Preparation Programme

Completion of their Initiation into the Catholic Church: When the children are in year 3 at school the Parish sends out a letter, usually in July / August inviting them to attend an initial meeting for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation and Eucharist.

The programme for the preparation is explained at this meeting and families are given an enrolment form.  Once they have enrolled a member of the Sacrament Preparation Team interviews each family then preparation can begin.

Reconciliation is usually celebrated in November of the enrolment year and then Confirmation and Eucharist usually in May / June of the following year.

 

For further information contact the Parish Office on 8725 6566 or by email on mt.gambier.catholic1@bigpond.com

 

Marriage: By appointment with the Priests. Please contact the Parish Office on 8725 6566.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA): Through this process Adults can prepare for full initiation into the Catholic Church.  Please contact the Parish Office on 8725 6566.

 

Funerals: Please contact the Priest through the Parish Office on 8725 6566.