Our Sacramental Program is Parish based. Information sessions are held leading up to each Sacrament and are an important part of the formation process.
The Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in our initiation into the Christian Community of the Church. For the Baptism of infants, parents are reminded of their responsibility to nurture the child in faith and love. The Sacrament of Baptism is usually conferred in Our Lady of the Rosary Church following the 8.30 am Mass on Sunday, or before Mass at St Patrick’s Church Wardell on Sunday evenings. Parents are asked to contact the Parish Priest as soon as possible to make a booking for the desired date for the Baptism. The necessary steps for preparation will then be provided.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is available to children in Year 2. Confirmation is administered by the Bishop in June each year.
The Sacrament of First Eucharist in Year 3. First Eucharist is traditionally received over three weekends in August. Families choose from either the 6.00 pm Mass on Saturday or the 8.30 am on Sunday at Alstonville or the 5.00pm Mass at Wardell on Sunday.
Reconciliation is celebrated at an appropriate time according to the readiness of the children. There is a parent information night for parents of children in Year 3. Please phone the Parish Office for information.