Baptism

Children’s initiation begins with the Rite of Baptism for Children. This is often undertaken when the child is an infant, but it can be undertaken at a later stage up to the age of discernment. Special arrangements are made for children who are older than the normal age for children’s confirmation and first communion (school year 3) but not yet reached the age of discernment. Baptisms can also be included in the community Sunday Mass, by arrangement with the Parish Priest.

The initial preparation of the parents for baptism is undertaken by our parish team. Sessions are held 4:30–5:30pm at the parish hall on the 1st Saturday of each month

Contact the parish office on 9654 2260 or kenthurst@parracatholic.org for further enquiries

Reconciliation

First Reconciliation is a Sacrament that celebrates God’s forgiveness. It is offered to those wanting to prepare for the First Holy Communion.

Prerequisites

Children need to have been baptised 
and be in Year 3 or older.

Baptism Certificate of the child is required.

The initial Preparation evenings are important and are to be attended by at least one parent, though preferably both.

Individual Reconciliation is available every Saturday from 5pm.

2nd Rite of Reconciliation during Advent and Lent as advertised.

In order to enrol your child in the sacramental process for Reconciliation please provide to the parish office no later than Friday, 27 May 2022

  • a completed enrolment form
  • photocopy of Baptism certificate (other parishes only)
  • $25 to cover the cost of resources

Please note enrolment is completed by attendance at the compulsory Parent Information Evening on Tuesday, 31 May 2022 at either 4.30pm or 7pm.

Please note the following change to preparation session dates: Sundays, 19 June, 26 June and 17 July at 4pm

First Holy Communion

The First Holy Communion is a Sacrament of Initiation that allows you to receive the Blessed Sacrament every Sunday.

Prerequisites

Children have celebrated both Baptism and Reconciliation, and are in Year 3 or older.

Baptism Certificate to be presented.

Preparation Evenings to be attended by at least one parent/carer.

In order to enrol your child in the sacramental process for First Eucharist please provide to the parish office no later than Friday, 19 August 2022

  • a completed enrolment form
  • photocopy of Baptism certificate (other parishes only)
  • $25 to cover the cost of resources

Please note enrolment is completed by attendance at the compulsory Parent Information Evening on Tuesday, 23 August 2022 at either 4.30pm or 7pm.

Confirmation

Confirmation is a Sacrament of Initiation that allows an individual Baptised at birth to reaffirm their belief in Christ.

Prerequisites

Children are to have celebrated Baptism, Reconciliation and Holy Communion, and are in Year 5 or older.

Baptism Certificate of the child is required.

This sacrament is celebrated every year in our parish, and preparations start in Term 1.

In order to enrol your child in the sacramental process for Confirmation please provide to the parish office no later than Friday, 4 March 2022

  • a completed enrolment form
  • photocopy of Baptism and First Eucharist certificates (other parishes only)
  • $70 to cover the cost of resources including a sash

Please note enrolment is completed by attendance at the compulsory Parent Information Evening on Tuesday, 8 March 2022 at either 4.30pm or 7pm.

Matrimony

Wedding Bookings for St Madeleine Sophie must be made through the Parish Office by phone (02) 9654 2260 or in person. You will be given all the information you will need regarding requirements and conditions.