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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further enquiries
First Holy Communion
The First Holy Communion is a Sacrament of Initiation that allows you to receive the Blessed Sacrament every Sunday.
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.
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.