Sacraments

We of The Good Shepherd are delighted to share in many important occasions and services which bring you and your family closer to God. By choosing to baptise a child, receive a sacrament or enter into marriage, you are creating and strengthening your relationship with God and with the church. Our Parish community is here to provide support and guidance to you and your family on your journey through life as a child of God. 

Baptism

Baptism is a simple ceremony, where the person or child is immersed in water. It has been practiced by Christians since the time of Jesus.

Baptism is the sacrament via which a person becomes part of God’s family. Baptism should take place in a public church service on a Sunday, as this is when the family of God meet, allowing the whole congregation to witness the admission to the Church and welcome them. Other times for Baptism can be discussed with the Parish Priest.

Baptism can be scheduled on 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Sundays.
Please contact the Parish Office to book.
Baptism orientation for parents and god parents is held every 4th Sunday of the month.

Sacramental Program

The Sacraments are usually undertaken with the help of the Parish primary schools.

Our sacramental program is based on the principles from the Catholic Education Office approved Sacramental Books.

Reconciliation is celebrated each year for children in Year 3. First Communion is celebrated each year for children in Year 4. Confirmation is celebrated each year for year 6 students.

School teachers and parish members will assist families to fulfill the obligation of forming their children in their faith.

Schedule for 2021/2022
Sacraments of Reconciliation & First Holy Communion

Registration forms, including the Parent Information sheet, are now available for pick-up from the Parish Office, or at the back of the church.

Parents' Information Night & Registration

29 October 2021 – Friday @ 7:30pm at the church

  • One (1) Parent only; No children
  • Please wear a mask.
  • Please bring your completed registration forms and a copy of Baptismal certificate. 
Reconciliation Classes (2021) 
Sundays – 10:30am-11:30am (and a possible 2nd batch, 12pm – 1pm)
  • Venue: Parish Hall
  • Attendance is a MUST
  • Lesson Dates
    • 14 November
    • 21 November
    • 28 November
    • 5 December
Rite of Reconciliation (First Confession) 
8 December 2021 - Wednesday @7:30pm at the church
Holy Eucharist Classes (2022) 

Sundays - 10:30am-11:30am (and a possible 2nd batch, 12pm – 1pm)

  • Venue: at the Parish Hall
  • Lesson Dates
    • 6 February
    • 13 February
    • 20 February
    • 27 February
First Holy Communion (2022) 
  • Children must be 8 years of age by March 2022
  • First Communion Dates
    • 5 March, Saturday at 6pm
    • 6 March, Sunday at 7am, 9am & 6pm
    • 12 March, Saturday at 6pm
    • 13 March, Sunday at 7am, 9am & 6pm

For further enquiries, please send an email to sacraments@tpg.com.au. All email enquiries will be responded to promptly. However, please check your junk or spam folder in case you have not received a response.

A $30 donation can be paid during the Registration Night, or during the classes. This will help us cover the cost of learning materials and certificates.


Our Parish community is here to provide support and guidance to you and your family on your journey through life as a child of God. 

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