Mary, Queen of Apostles Parish

Sacramental Program

Sacraments

There are many dimensions to the life of a parish community. We believe we are most fully the Body of Christ when we gather together to celebrate the Eucharist and the other sacraments. They are important celebrations of our Catholic faith. Details of the schedule of Sacramental Programs is available at the Parish Office  ph 0248211022

 

Baptism

We welcome families who apply to celebrate the baptism of their child. As parents, you have already given your child the gift of life and you nurture that gift by the love you give to your child. In asking to have your child baptised you are also expressing your wish to share your Christian faith with your child.

The parish community is ready to support parents as they undertake the important responsibility of teaching their child about the Christian life. To help you to prepare for this important celebration and to understand the full meaning of Baptism, our  parish baptismal team  will encourage you to attend one of the parish preparation evenings.

To arrange your child’s Baptism, please contact the Parish Office.

Reconciliation (Confession)

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The first Rite of Reconciliation is available on Saturdays from 9.30 to 10.00 am at Our Lady of Fatima, and at 5.30pm at Sts Peter and Paul’s Cathedral.

 

The Eucharist

Please see our Mass Times for the details of the regular parish celebrations of the Eucharist.  Holy Communion to the Sick is taken to various aged care facilities and to individuals in their homes by our team of Communion Ministers. Please contact the parish office if you can’t come to our Parish Masses and would like to receive Holy Communion.

 

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Confirmation

 

Confirmation

 

Confirmation is celebrated each year on a date determined by the availability of the Archbishop . In the Archdiocese of Canberra-Goulburn candidates are usually in the final year of primary school. Adult Confirmation is also celebrated  in the Cathedral. To register please contact the parish office.

Marriage

Marriages are celebrated by appointment with at least six months notice. Couples are required to complete a Marriage Preparation Course.  We have parishioners trained to provide this course in Goulburn.

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Anointing of the Sick

The sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is available at any time for those who are seriously ill. Please contact the parish office.

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RCIA

 RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. It is the formal process for adults who are seeking to be baptised. Once accepted as a candidate for the Sacraments of Christian Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist), the adult candidates, who are now called catechumens, meet with the parish RCIA team. There is no set program as the formation depends on the background of each catechumen. The period of formation usually lasts several months.

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