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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 533 155 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):

6th May - Information and Registration Session

13th May

20th May

27th May

3rd June

No Catechesis 10th June

17th June

Celebration on Sunday 24th June

 

Confirmation

12th August - Information and Registration Session

19th August

26th August

2nd September

9th September

16th September

Break for School Holidays

14th October

Saturday 20th October - Practice Celebration

Sunday 21st October - Celebration of Sacrament (Arch. Christohper Prowse - Presiding)

 

Enquiries to Mr Christopher Evans 0415 533155 or the Parish Office at 0416 823 447.

 

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

5.15pm

Wednesday

5.15pm

Thursday

5.15pm

Friday

10am

Sunday
(Latin Mass)

7.45am

Sunday

9:30am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            

Reconciliation

Sunday

9:00 - 9:20 am