Sacraments

Sacrament Program for School Aged Children

Our Sacrament Program is up and running for 2021.  This will be a busy year across our parishes and schools as we will be completing preparation that was begun in 2020 and we will have many celebrations of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation to make up for those who could not celebrate them in 2020 and for those who will enrol in 2021.  Read more …

Sacrament of Baptism

In our Parishes of Camberwell, Balwyn Deepdene and Surrey Hills Wattle Park we have three different ‘starting points’ and programs for people seeking Baptism.  Read more …

Sacrament of Penance (Reconciliation)

The Sacrament of Penance, also know as ‘Reconciliaton’ and ‘Confession’, is one of the Sacraments of the Church which specifically continues Jesus’ ministry of healing and forgiveness of sin.  Read more …

Sacrament of the Eucharist (Holy Communion)

The Sacrament of Eucharist is commonly referred to as Holy Communion or Communion.  Read more …

Sacrament of Marriage

For Catholics, the Sacrament of Marriage, or Holy Matrimony, is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to another person. It is also a public statement about God.

In a sacramental marriage, we believe that God’s love becomes present to the spouses in their total union and also flows through them to their family and community. By their permanent, faithful and exclusive giving to each other, the couple reveals something of God’s unconditional love.  Read more …

Funerals

At a Catholic funeral the community gathers to say farewell to the person who has died and entrust that person to God’s loving care.  Read more …