The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month. Parents can choose to have the baptism of their children either...
1. during one of the weekend Masses
2. after Mass at 12 noon at Strathalbyn
3. 2 pm at Mt. Barker.
In addition, there are two preparation sessions for parents in the month prior to the baptism to explore the meaning of baptism, the symbols used and elements to choose. The usual protocol to follow is to ring the parish to book the baptism; then you are sent a booking form to return; then a member of the Baptism Team will contact you about preparation details.
RECONCILIATION, CONFIRMATION AND FIRST COMMUNION
The Sacramental programme is a family focused parish based initiation of children who want to prepare for and participate in the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Eucharist. This programme takes place between August to June.
An Interview is arranged with a member of the Sacramental Team. This is an opportunity to meet with the children and for questions to be asked by them and their families. It also allows the Sacramental Team to prepare the child/ren and their families for the journey they are about to take.
Families are encouraged to participate in this family focussed parish based programme celebrating the sacraments together with their child/ren.
Workbooks are used for each sacrament and these are completed by the child/ren with the support of their family and the guidance of the Sacramental Team. The child/ren and families will come together several times throughout the year and work through specific sections together sharing as a family and as a part of a community.
Throughout the year the child/ren and their families are encouraged to participate in Children's Liturgy and the Mass.
Please contact the Parish Office for further details or refer to the Parish Directory on this website for other contacts to get specific information.
These are celebrated by arrangement. Preparations for marriage, married life, and the marriage ceremony are offered, so we ask for at least 6 months notice. Please contact Fr.Richard Morris, Parish Priest
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
Please contact Fr. Richard Morris, Parish Priest to request this sacrament. There are also several anointing Masses during weekends in the year.