Baptism

Baptism

Baptism Next Week’s Readings10 March 2019Deuteronomy 26: 4-10 Romans 10: 8-13 Luke 4: 1-13     Celebrating baptism is a joy not only for the child’s parents and siblings but for the whole parish. Baptism makes a person a member of God’s family, the Church...
Confirmation

Confirmation

Confirmation Next Week’s Readings10 March 2019Deuteronomy 26: 4-10 Romans 10: 8-13 Luke 4: 1-13   The baptism of infants is completed in early childhood by confirmation and first communion.  This normally takes place at about the age of seven or eight when the...
RCIA

RCIA

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Next Week’s Readings10 March 2019Deuteronomy 26: 4-10 Romans 10: 8-13 Luke 4: 1-13   Sometimes adults or older children will seek to be initiated into the Church. In the case of infants, the practice of the Church is...
First Eucharist / Communion

First Eucharist / Communion

First Eucharist / First Communion Next Week’s Readings10 March 2019Deuteronomy 26: 4-10 Romans 10: 8-13 Luke 4: 1-13 Eating and drinking with the rest of the community at the Table of the Lord is a sign of belonging fully to that community. First Holy Communion,...
Reconciliation / Penance

Reconciliation / Penance

Reconciliation / Penance Next Week’s Readings10 March 2019Deuteronomy 26: 4-10 Romans 10: 8-13 Luke 4: 1-13   Conversion to Christ is an ongoing process. No one is perfect. Christ builds the bridge and calls us to be reconciled with God, to live in the community...
Marriage

Marriage

Marriage Next Week’s Readings 10 March 2019Deuteronomy 26: 4-10 Romans 10: 8-13 Luke 4: 1-13   The solemn commitment of man and woman in marriage takes place in a church to ask God to bless and consecrate the couple in a permanent and faithful union of...