During the Covid-19 pandemic, baptisms are postponed unless there is a danger of death. In an emergency, call the priory (9912 6880) and choose menu item 2 to speak to a priest.
If a priest cannot be found, in an emergency any person can baptise: Pour water (not anything else) over the head, saying "I baptise you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit" with the intention of baptising. The associated ceremonies (anointing with chrism, giving of a candle and white garment, etc.) can be supplied later, if the person - child or adult - happily survives.
Read what the Catechism of the Catholic Church has to say about the Sacrament of Baptism.
First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion
Because of the Covid-19 epidemic, it has been necessary to postpone both the preparation and celebration of these sacraments.
If you are planning a wedding, please contact the parish office (Ph 9912 6870) well in advance, to make a booking of the church and to allow time for suitable preparation. We cannot yet be sure when the church will be open for weddings.
Read what the Catechism of the Catholic Church has to say about the Sacrament of Matrimony.
Anointing of the Sick, Funerals
In an emergency, call 9912 6880 and press "2" at the menu at any hour.
In ordinary circumstances, call the parish office (Ph 9912 6870) between 9am and 4.00 pm Mon - Thursday, if you would like a priest to visit, or for the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Anointing of the Sick
What the Catechism of the Catholic Church has to say about the Anointing of the Sick.
Reconciliation (Sacrament of Penance; "Confession")
Until the church re-opens, come any day and ring the doorbell of the priory (the old red-brick building fronting Riversdale Rd.) A priest will be available for individual confession.
What the Catechism of the Catholic Church has to say about the Sacrament of Penance.