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Sacraments

Following the recommendations of the 1989 and 2004 Archdiocesan Synods, the Parish of St Thomas More, Campbell, ACT, seeks to provide preparation for all sacraments through the resources of the parish community.

In respect of the sacraments of Penance, First Holy Communion and Confirmation, preparation is undertaken using a model that is parish based, family centred and school supported. What does this mean?

PARISH BASED:

The preparation and celebration of the Sacraments is done primarily through the parish.

FAMILY CENTERED:

Parents are the first educators of their children in the ways of faith according to the teachings of the Church. Therefore, parents have an integral role in the preparation of their children for the sacraments. At St Thomas More they take an active role in the faith formation of their children for the celebration of sacraments.

SCHOOL SUPPORTED:

Many children in our Sacramental Programmes attend St Thomas More Primary School. The school teaches students about the sacraments in accord with the curriculum established in the Programme “Treasures New and Old”. The Religious Education Co-ordinator is an important resource to assist the parish in the preparation and celebration of sacraments.

An integral part of the preparation for the celebration of the sacraments of Penance, First Holy Communion and Confirmation is participation at Sunday Mass followed by sessions of catechesis. This requires the participation of not only the child, but of one parent. The catechetical sessions following the celebration of Sunday Mass, take approximately forty five minutes.

To coordinate the parish based Sacramental Programme, the parish has employed the services of a Sacramental Coordinator. In 2016 this will be Mr Christopher Evans who can be contacted on 0415 533155 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

It should be noted that there is a small administrative fee to be paid at the time of registration. This fee includes:

A work book for each child
Certificates
Medals
Flowers
A contribution to the cost of the parish Sacramental Coordinator.

Engagement with the Sunday worshipping community and morning tea after Mass, provides a caring and supportive environment in which the faith of parents and children can be nurtured as they prepare for the important sacramental moments in life. It is my prayer and hope that should you participate in our Sacramental Programme, you will find it a religiously fulfilling experience and want to commit further to building our faith community.

Fr Julian B. Wellspring, PP

 

St Thomas More Parish and School Sacramental Programme - 2017

 

First Communion

Catechises Dates (all after Sunday Mass):

30th April (also Parent Information session)

7th May

14th May

21 May

28th May

4th June

(No Session: Queen's Birthday Weekend 11th June)

18th June 

Retreat Evening Thursday 22nd June (4 - 6pm)

Celebration on Sunday 25th June

 

Confirmation

Parent Information Night: Thursday 29th June (6 - 7pm)

Retreat evening: Thu 19th (4 - 6pm)

Catechises Dates (all after Sunday Mass):

30th July

6th Aug

13th Aug

20th Aug 

27th Aug

3rd Sep

10th Sep

17th Sep

(School Holiday - 24th Sep)

(Holiday - 1st Oct)

(Holiday - 8th Oct)

15th Oct 

Confirmation on the Sunday 22nd October 

 

Reconciliation 

Parent Information Night: Thursday 26th Oct (6 - 7pm)

Catechises Dates (all after Sunday Mass):

29th Oct 

5th Nov

12th Nov

19th Nov

26th Nov

3rd Dec

Celebration on Saturday 9th December

 

NB:All enquiries to Mr Christopher Evans 0415 533155 or Fr Julian Wellspring at the Parish Office 0484 355786.

 

Sacrament of Baptism
Baptisms are held in the Parish on the 4th Sunday of the month during the 9.30 am Mass. All parents are required to book their baptism with the Parish Office one month in advance and attend a baptism preparation course with the Parish Priest.

Sacrament of Marriage
Marriages are held at the Parish by appointment and all engaged couples are required to attend a marriage preparation course delivered by an approved provider. Please contact the Parish Office for bookings and further information.

Sacrament of Penance (Reconciliation)
Reconciliation is available at the Parish every Sunday from 9:00 am to 9:20 am

Sacrament of the Anointing of Sick
The Parish Priest is available to provide the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick by appointment.

Communion to the Sick
Eucharistic Ministers can be arranged to administer the Eucharist to the sick and infirmed who are not able to attend Mass by appointment.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Funerals
Funerals are held at the Parish by appointment. Please contact the Parish Office for bookings and further information.

Mass Times

Tuesday

9.30am
(Southern Cross Apartments)

Tuesday

5.15 pm

Wednesday

5.15 pm

Thursday

8.15 am

Friday

12.15 pm

Sunday
(Latin Mass)

7.45 am

Sunday

9:30 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            

Reconciliation

Sunday

9:00 - 9:20 am