Sacrament of Penance
~ 30 minutes before Mass until 5 minutes before Mass
~ 10 minutes before 9.15am weekday Mass
~ By request at St Patrick's Cathedral Mass
Sacrament of Baptism
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INFANTS – Contact us at least one month before the due date of a child to make arrangements.
ADULTS – Please make an appointment with one of the priests.
First Holy Communion
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The Sacrament of First Holy Communion is administered as a group (usually once a year, around September - October), or individually (at any time by arrangement). Contact us at least six weeks before to make arrangements. Those who are to receive their First Holy Communion will need to provide proof that they are prepared for the Sacrament (an interview with one of the priests at Girraween), and provide a current Baptismal Certificate (issued from the place of baptism within six months of the date of First Holy Communion).
Download Confirmation Registration Form
Confirmation is held every two years at Maternal Heart Church at Lewisham, Sydney, usually in May. All those to be confirmed will need to provide proof that they are prepared for the sacrament (an interview with one of the priests at Girraween), and a current baptismal certificate (issued from the place of baptism within six months of the date of Confirmation). Letters of suitability may be required of the sponsor. Dates will be announced approximately two months prior to Confirmation.
Contact one of the priests not less than six months prior to proposed date of marriage; a preparation program is required to be completed.
Download 'Wedding Guidelines'
Sacrament of Extreme Unction
Extreme Unction (Anointing of the Sick) should be received by Catholics who have any serious illness. Please contact us to arrange this in a timely manner, especially before going into hospital/rehab, etc., where possible, since it is currently difficult for us to gain entrance to such places.
Fr Damonn Sypher, Chaplain for Parramatta
0490 083 692
Fr Roger Gilbride, Assistant Priest
0492 953 086
Please contact us before finalising funeral arrangements with funeral director.
How do I become Catholic?
To become Catholic one must receive the Sacrament of Baptism, or, if one has already been baptised and wants to join the Catholic Church, a Profession of Faith must be made. Before one is baptized or makes a Profession of Faith, he must be taught the truths and duties of the Faith. If you are interested in finding out more about the Catholic faith or wish to become a Catholic, please contact one of the priests on (02) 9688 4287, or use our on-line form: Contact Us
Parramatta Latin Mass Chaplaincy
Served by the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter