Baptisms are wonderful celebrations - the door to the Church and the other sacraments. Parents requesting Baptism for their children need to make a commitment to bring up the child in the faith of the Church. Baptisms are generally celebrated during the 9:00am Mass on the third Sunday of the month. Parents/guardians are required to attend a Baptism Information Evening which is held once a month at 7:00pm on a Friday or another suitable time can also be arranged. The normal place for a Baptism is your local Parish. However, if you wish to have a Baptism at Our Lady of Lourdes, permission from your local Parish Priest is required. If you would like to have your child baptised please contact the Parish office to enquire about Baptism preparation or register at the News/Parish Events page. The dates on the right side of this page are for your information only and you cannot register or make a booking on this page or on the home page. If you have not received a confirmation email within 30 minutes, please contact our Parish office.
Who can be a godparent?
One godparent must be a Catholic who has been confirmed and has received the Eucharist, and who lives a life worthy of the role that he or she is about to undertake. It is possible to have just the one godparent. However as long as one godparent is Catholic, it is permissible for a non-Catholic Christian to act as witness to your child's Baptism. It is not possible for an unbaptized person to act as godparent or Christian witness.
Adults seeking Baptism would generally take part in the Parish RCIA program.
If you are contemplating marriage, please accept our congratulations. The time leading up to your marriage is a special time, a time of preparation not just for the wedding ceremony, but for the sacrament of Marriage. If you are thinking of marriage please contact the Parish office as soon as possible - we ask for eight months notice. At the initial meeting Father Stan will go through the marriage preparation course and you will be asked to enroll at the Catholic Marriage Education Services Course conducted by the Archdiocese of Perth.
Reconciliation is held at 5:30 pm each Saturday or by prior arrangement.
Anointing of the Sick - the Sacrament of Healing:
The Anointing of the Sick is celebrated in the Parish before Easter and Christmas during the Healing Mass or on request. (Please see Parish Events)
Communion for the Sick and Homebound:
Extraordinary Ministers are available to bring Communion to the sick and homebound by prior arrangement. Please contact the Parish office if you require this service.
After School Religious Education classes (for children who do not attend a Catholic School) are held on Fridays during school term from 4:00pm to 5:00 pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. The program includes preparation for the sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation.