The Sacrament of Baptism :
We become members of Christ and the Church through the Sacraments of Initiation : which are namely Baptism, Confirmation and the Holy Eucharist.
Knowing that Baptism is necessary for salvation, parents have their babies baptized not long after they are born. Baptism signifies the baby’s entrance into the Church.
The community of believers and the parents make a commitment to care for and teach this child as he or she is raised in the Catholic faith.
To download the Baptism Form....please click here
The Sacrament of Holy Eucharist :
Christ is present with us in the sacraments of the Church. The grace we receive through the sacraments strengthens us as followers of Christ.
Catechesis in preparation for the first celebration of the Sacrament of the Eucharist is an especially graced time. It is an opportunity to invite children to recognize and receive with gratitude the gift of grace offered through Christ’s eucharistic presence.
First Holy Communion Celebration will take place on 08th June 2024.
Parents thank you very much for bringing your children to our Holy Communion preparation and for your patience throughout the pandemic. Let us continue to keep our children in our prayers so that they may continue to grow in their love of God, self and neighbour.
Parents and guardians please find a Registration Form at the back of the church, from Holy Cross School or download the form here....please click here.
The Sacrament of Confirmation :
Confirmation seals our life of faith in Jesus. Its signs are the laying on of hands on a person’s head, most often by a bishop and the anointing with oil. Like Baptism, Confirmation is received only once.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is open to Catholics aged 12 and above who have already had First Holy Communion.
Parents please find registration Forms at the back of the church or download the form here....please click here
The Sacrament of Matrimony :
In Matrimony a baptized man and woman are united with each other as a sign of the unity between Jesus and his Church.
Matrimony requires the consent of the couple, as expressed in the marriage promises.
The couple and their wedding rings are the signs of this sacrament.
Once the couple is married, their home becomes a domestic church, for the Church is whole and entire in a family built on the foundation of the Sacrament of Matrimony.
The Sacrament of Holy orders :
The Catholic Church is blessed to have the service of numerous dedicated priests.
The Sacrament of Holy Orders - one of the two Sacraments at the Service of Communion - celebrates the ordination of men as bishops, priests, and deacons.
Those who are called to be priests are ordained through the Rite of Ordination and receive the Sacrament of Holy Orders. The bishop lays his hands on the head of the candidate and says a prayer asking for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
In one part of the rite, the candidate lies in front of the altar while the Litany of the Saints is sung or recited.
In another part of the rite, a priest’s hands are anointed with chrism.
In celebrating this Rite, men receive a permanent spiritual mark, called a character, signifying that they represent Jesus’ presence in the Church.
The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation :
Through Penance we receive God's forgiveness. Forgiveness requires being sorry for our sins.
In Penance we receive Jesus’ healing grace through absolution by the priest. The signs of this sacrament are our confession of sins and the words of absolution.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is by arrangement.......so please contact the Church office.
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick :
This sacrament unites a sick person’s suffering with that of Jesus and brings forgiveness of sins.
In this Sacrament the priest anoints the seriously ill, injured or the elderly with the oil of the sick.
The oil of the sick is a special oil used for the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.
It is blessed by the bishop at the Chrism Mass during Holy Week.