Sacraments

Please check:

the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney website:

https://www.sydneycatholic.org/coronavirus-frequently-asked-questions/

or the NSW government website:

https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules

for updates regarding current COVID restrictions which will need to be complied with.

EUCHARIST:

  • Saturday Vigil: 5.00pm, (Italian Mass 6.15pm cancelled until further notice)
  • Sunday 9.00am & 6.00pm
  • Wednesday, Thursday 9.00am
  • Friday 9.15am

RECONCILIATION

  • Saturday 4:30pm

BAPTISM

Celebrated on the SECOND and FOURTH Sunday of the month at 11am. Attendance at Baptismal Preparation is expected.

MARRIAGE

Arrangements for a wedding must be made at least four months in advance. Attendance at a Pre-Marriage Course is encouraged.

Please note: Priority for Baptisms and Weddings is given to Parishioners of St Joan of Arc Parish or to people who have historical affiliation with St Joan of Arc Parish.

ANOINTING OF THE SICK

Anyone seriously or chronically ill may request the Sacrament of the Sick. This Sacrament is a Sacrament of the Healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Some may think of it in connection with the Last Rites of the Church and believe it has something to do with death. That would come from a poor understanding of the sacrament. Serious illness can, of course, bring anxiety about death but that is not the focus of this Sacrament.

Where appropriate, the Last Rites can be administered. The Last Rites of the Church are not an extra Sacrament but the combination of three: Anointing of the Sick, Penance and Eucharist. These are offered to those believed to be close to the end of life, to the extent that they are able to receive them.

The Eucharist will also be brought to those who are ill or housebound upon request. Please tell Fr Phil or phone the Parish Office if members of your family or other parishioners are in need of the Eucharist.

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMS

 Please contact the parish office at admin@stjoanofarc.org.au for more information.