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.

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM  2021

RECONCILIATION AND HOLY COMMUNION (Enrollment into the Sacramental Program for 2021 has now closed.)

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION –  NOV/DEC 2021

Parents of children currently enrolled in the 2021

Sacramental Process for Eucharist, please be advised that First Holy Communion will be held on the

28th of November and the 5th of December this year.

First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion 2022

Our Parish-based Sacramental Program takes place every year preparing children in years 3 and over, for the Sacraments of Penance and First Holy Communion commencing in February and finishing in September. An information evening will take place on the 9th November 2022, for those wishing to enroll in the following year’s program.  Parents are the primary people responsible for the faith formation of children, and have an integral role in the process of children preparing to celebrate the sacraments. Further information can be gained from our parish website:

https://www.olol7hills.org.au/sacramental-celebrations/

or by contacting the parish office. 96222920

Artelle Lenthall  artellel@olol7hills.com.au
Sacramental Coordinator- Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Seven Hills

CONFIRMATION PROGRAM 2022

Parents wishing to enrol their Year 6 (or above) child in the 2022 Confirmation Process there will be an Information/First Parent Meeting on Wednesday 6th April 2022, 6.30-7.30pm

CONFIRMATION DATES TIMETABLE-(TBA)

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, Artelle Lenthall in the parish office.  Phone 9622 2920 or email secretary@olol7hills.com.au