Baptism

Customarily Baptisms of infants of St. Roch’s parishioners, are conducted on the 3rd Sunday of the month at 11:30 a.m.  Due to the COVID pandemic, Baptism Preparation Meetings are carried out over Zoom and parents are asked to attend this as a part of the Baptismal process.  Parents seeking Baptism at St. Roch’s are asked to contact the Parish Office on 9885 6611 or via gleniris@cam.org.au.

Please note Baptism’s are not conducted during the month of January nor during a Mass.

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 every Saturday at 6 p.m.-6:20 p.m., Sundays at 9:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m., is also available after each Mass 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.

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.