Baptism

Parents seeking Baptism at St. Roch’s of their infants are asked to contact the Parish Office on 9885 6611 or via gleniris@cam.org.au to find out which dates are available.  As part of the baptism process, parents will be asked to attend a Baptism Preparation Meeting, which is currently conducted over Zoom due to the COVID pandemic.

Baptisms are not conducted during a Mass or during the month of January.

For Baptisms of adults, or children 7 years or older, a period of catechesis is required. That is, studying the Catholic faith. For such situations, please contact the Parish office on 9885 6611 or via gleniris@cam.org.au.

Reconciliation

Confessions are heard in St. Roch’s Church prior to as well as after each of the weekend Masses and during Adoration, or by appointment with the Parish Priest. Please call the Parish office to arrange the appointment on 9885 6611 or via gleniris@cam.org.au.

Children are prepared in St.Roch’s School for their First Reconciliation.  The sacrament of First Reconciliation is completed during Lent each year.

Children who are St. Roch’s parishioners and who attend other schools may receive their First Reconciliation in St. Roch’s Church, provided they have participated in the complete program of preparation conducted by St. Roch’s. Please call the Parish office to arrange the appointment on 9885 6611 or via gleniris@cam.org.au.

Eucharist

The times of the celebration of the Eucharist (Mass) are noted under Mass times.

Due to COVID the distribution of Holy Communion to the sick and elderly of the Parish in their own homes is postponed.  Holy Communion is available only as Viaticum, that is for those approaching their last days.  Inquiries about this should be directed to the Parish office on 9885 6611 or via gleniris@cam.org.au.

St. Roch’s Parish School prepares children for their first reception of Holy Communion.

Children who are St. Roch’s parishioners and who attend other schools may receive their First Holy Communion in St. Roch’s Church, provided they have participated in the complete program of preparation conducted by St. Roch’s Parish. Please call the Parish office to arrange the appointment on 9885 6611 or via gleniris@cam.org.au.

Confirmation

Confirmation is administered in St. Roch’s Church to children in Year 6. The children are prepared in St. Roch’s Parish School.

Children who are St. Roch’s parishioners and who attend other schools may be Confirmed in St. Roch’s Church, provided they have participated in the complete program of preparation conducted by St. Roch’s Parish on 9885 6611 or via gleniris@cam.org.au..

Anointing of the Sick

Parishioners of St. Roch’s Parish who are seriously ill should contact the Parish office to arrange for the celebration of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, on 9885 6611 or via gleniris@cam.org.au.

Several times a year there is a communal celebration of Anointing the Sick and elderly parishioners of St. Roch’s and St. Cecilia’s Parishes. This is advertised in the weekly Parish bulletin. Dates are also listed in the events section of this website.  This event, due to COVID has been postponed until further notice.

Marriage

Parishioners wishing to marry in St. Roch’s Church should contact the Parish office. At present, marriages in St. Roch’s Church are limited to St. Roch’s Parishioners.

Adoration and Benediction

This devotion occurs on Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m.– 7:00 p.m. straight after the 5:30 p.m. Mass.

Please note this devotional gathering can be cancelled due to COVID restrictions.  Check the ‘Home Page’ to see if Masses are suspended due to those restrictions.  All welcome.