New to the Parish?
We'd like to help you get to know people in the Parish and feel part of our family. Please email (refer Contact page) your details to the office and we will contact you to say hello. Please let us know if you would prefer an email or a phone call.
Also please let us know:
1) if would you be willing to participate in any of these ministries:
Reader Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist Choir/Music
Usher Welcomer Cleaner
Other (please state) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
2) If you would you like to join the Parish Planned Giving programme? If so, please email the office using the Contact Page heading the email "Request for Planned Giving Programme"
3) Would you like to be visited by Fr Sean?
If it is more convenient you can record your details in the Welcome Book which you will find at the door of each Church. Your information will be treated with the utmost respect and confidentiality.
Coming Back to the Church?
If you are a Catholic, the Church is your spiritual home and you will always be welcome. We take as our model from Jesus' parable about the shepherd celebrating the return of his lost sheep. Father Sean is always available for a chat. There may be things you would like to discuss. Much has changed in the Church in recent years. Contact the Parish Office on 4861 1902 to organise an informal chat.
Interested in Becoming a Catholic or learn more about the Catholic Faith?
If you have been baptised (as a Catholic or other Christian religion), a Catholic Formation Program is available for those interested in becoming a Catholic or who want to know more about the Catholic Faith. During this program candidates will undertake a process which includes a period of reflection, prayer, instruction, discernment and formation. Candidates are encouraged to go at their own pace and take as much time as they need. However, on average the process takes between eight to twelve months. Those who enter the process are expected to begin attending Holy Mass on a Sunday and attend scheduled formation sessions or recommended liturgy programs.
If you have not been baptised (as a Catholic or other Christian religion), the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is the process through which interested adults and older children are gradually introduced to the Roman Catholic faith and way of life. On average the process takes between eight to twelve months, but it can take up to two years or more. Initially, candidates are involved in a formation process involving attendance at information sessions that outline basic details about the faith and fundamentally communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ. A more formal program is then commenced. Those who enter the process are expected to begin attending Holy Mass on a Sunday, attend regularly scheduled RCIA sessions, and to become increasingly more involved in the activities of their local parish.
If you have an enquiry or require further information please do not hesitate to email the Parish Office (noting the subject line as 'Learn about the Catholic Faith') or call the Parish Office on 4861 1902.
Wishing your child to join the Sacramental Program?
Please refer to the Sacramental Program tab for an outline of the program being offered. If you wish to register your child / children in the program please email the Parish Office noting 'Sacramental Program' in the subject line. We will respond as soon as we can.
In need of some Prayers?
As the Body of Christ we seek to support each other through love and concern. Tell us about the need you have for prayer and we will include that intention in our daily prayers. You may prefer to remain completely anonymous. Please let us know if that is the case. Please email the Parish Office noting ‘Need Some Prayers’ in the subject line.
The information provided will be treated with the utmost respect and confidentiality. You may care to let us know the outcome later or when prayers are no longer needed.