Sacramental Celebrations

INFANT BAPTISM

Preparation: Please ring our parish office to make a booking for your child’s baptismal preparation. Parents are required to attend a preparation session prior to their child’s baptism.

Presentation Ceremony: Your child will be presented to the Parish Community in one of our Sunday Masses, preferably the 9.30am Mass prior to the celebration of Baptism.

Baptismal donation: Due to the invaluable nature of a Sacrament, there is no set fee for Baptism. However, it has been a custom for people to offer a donation on the occasion of the baptism of their infant. This donation is not retained by the priest but goes into a Pastoral Revenue Fund which is used to support priests throughout the Diocese.

CHILDREN’S SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM

Please find below links to information regarding our 2019 Sacramental Program.  For further information, please contact Judy Barden in the parish office on 96222920 or email judyb@olol7hills.com.au

Consideration for Sacrament Program

First Reconciliation & Holy Communion Dates 2019

Enrolment form 2019

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM  2019

(RECONCILIATION AND HOLY COMMUNION)

Enrollment into the Sacramental Program for 2019 has now closed.

Next week, we commence preparation for the Rite of Penance with the children.  Meetings are on Wednesday 13th March at 6:30pm or Saturday 16th March at 4:30pm.

CONFIRMATION PROGRAM 2019

Our parish Confirmation Program will commence with a parent meeting on Wednesday 3rd April 2019 at 6:30pm OR Saturday 6th April 2019 at 4:30pm.  Both meetings will be in the parish meeting room.  The dates for the Confirmation Program for 2019 can be found here.

MARRIAGE

People living in the parish who plan to have their wedding at Our Lady of Lourdes, are advised to contact the parish office at least six months before the intended date. Those who live outside our parish boundaries are welcome to have their wedding in our church on condition that they are able to provide a celebrant approved by the Diocese. A stipend is required.  This is not retained by the Parish but forwarded to Pastoral Revenue Fund.

All couples are required to complete a pre-marriage course prior to the wedding.

ADULTS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC

Our Parish regularly provides formation for adults wishing to become full members of the Catholic church through the RCIA process (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults).  This process caters for:

  • Adults who are baptised into either the Catholic tradition or another Christian Church who wish to receive the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist.
  • Adults who are not baptised who wish to become full members of the Catholic Church through the celebration of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.  This process runs each year and generally concludes with the celebration of the sacraments at the Easter Vigil each year.

For more information, please contact Fr Henry or Judy Barden in the parish office.