st benedict’s church

Mass & Sacraments

"The sacraments of Christian initiation - Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist - lay the foundation of every Christian life." (CCC 1212)

Sacremental Commitment Mass Days:

Saturday – 18 March @ 6pm
Sunday – 19 March @ 9.30am

Sacremental Celebrations for 2017

Penance
Each Wednesday @ 3.30pm – 4.30pm from 26 July to 16 August

Eucharist
Saturday, 2 September @ 6pm
Sunday, 3 September @ 9.30am
Saturday, 9 September @ 6pm
Sunday, 10 September @ 9.30am

Confirmation
Friday, 25 August @ 6pm

Download the Sacremental Enrolment Form

Baptism

On Sundays by appointment. Contact the Parish Priest.

Marriage

By appointment. Contact the Parish Priest.

Preparing for the Sacraments

Eucharist

The sacrament of the Eucharist is also known as "First Holy Communion"; "The Eucharist of God's gift of love". It is the source and summit of the Christian life. Through the Eucharist we are intimately united with Christ. As we gather in thanksgiving we firstly listen to the Word of God and we are invited to respond through making the Word present in our lives. To help us do so we are nourished and strengthened by the Body and Blood of Jesus, which is our spiritual food and drink for our journey in faith. As we participate in the Eucharist we are embracing our commitment of share the Good News to all through our love and service of others.

Please see Religious Education Program for children wanting to receive this Sacrament.

Download Enrolment Form - here

Confirmation

Confirmation is the second sacrament of initiation. It is also known as the sacrament of the Holy Spirit. Confirmation incorporates us more firmly into Christ. Through the power of the Holy Spirit our faith is deepened and we are drawn completely into the life of the community of the Church. We become committed of the Church community. We are given the strength to continue sharing in the life and mission of the church by bearing witness to the Christian faith in real and active ways.

Please see Religious Education Program for children wanting to receive this Sacrament.

Download Enrolment Form - here

Penance

The sacrament of Reconciliation, also known as "The Sacrament of Penance" or "The Sacrament of Conversion, because it makes sacramentally present Jesus' call to conversion the first step in returning to the Father from whom one has strayed by sin.

Please see Religious Education Program for children wanting to receive this Sacrament.

Download Enrolment Form - here