SACRAMENTS

BAPTISMS

Baptisms are usually celebrated on the 1st Sunday of the month.

Preparation is required for those who are presenting their first child for baptism.

Presentation and anointing for Baptism takes place prior to Baptism Mass.

All baptisms are booked through the Parish Office either via email at blackburn@cam.org.au or on 9878 0818.  If you would like to book a Baptism, kindly fill out the Baptism request form and email back to the Parish Office on the above mentioned email address.

 

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS – RCIA

St. Thomas' RCIA group offers an informal program of discussion for inquirers interested in discovering something of the issues surrounding our faith life. The group acts on behalf of the Parish community to welcome, instruct, and initiate new members into the Church. The group meets every two weeks as an informal discussion group, in a journey which will take about twelve months and concludes at Easter, though there isn’t a rigid timetable.

One of the RCIA team leads a Scripture discussion, and another presents a topic important to our faith and the life of the Church, e.g. What are the Scriptures? Understanding the Sacraments; Faith; Prayer; Caring Parish Communities; and question time. Our evening concludes enjoying Parish hospitality over tea or coffee. And there are no late nights. Participants invariably find the small group program rewarding. Contact Quentin on Ph: 9877 5906.

Catechetics

We conduct catechetic classes for all children attending government schools.  These classes cover Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation and run during the school term.  Please refer to our 2018 Catechetics Enrolment for St Thomas' Parish for 2018 for more information.

Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation

These sacraments are celebrated for children that are in Grade 3 or higher as is combined with the school.  If you are interested in enrolling your child for any of these sacraments, please fill out the Enrolment Form on the link above or email the parish office at blackburn@cam.org.au.

 

Please contact the Parish Office for more information on 9878 0818.