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 Angelique Easton on 0431 891 152 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.

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.

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.

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.