Sacraments

The liturgical life of the Catholic Church revolves around the Eucharistic sacrifice and the sacraments. There are seven sacraments in the Church: Baptism, Confirmation, Communion, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick and Matrimony.

Baptism

The sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Whether we are baptized as infants or adults, Baptism is the Church’s way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God.

We celebrate Baptisms on:

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays of the month at St Williams Catholic Church (Grovely) at 11:00am;
  • 3rd Sunday of the month at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Samford) at 9.30am; and
  • 4th Sunday of the month at Our Lady of Dolours Catholic Church (Mitchelton) at 9.30am.

Baptism Preparation Nights* are held once per month at St Williams Catholic Church (Grovely) from 7:30pm – 8:30pm. Parents, Godparents and children are most welcome.

*It is our policy that parents wishing to have their children baptised in our parish participate in a Baptism Preparation Night prior to the baptism. This evening offers an opportunity to reflect on the Sacrament of Baptism as the first of the Sacraments of Initiation, and the responsibility of the parents as the first educators of faith for their children. Registration forms and other administrative details will be supplied at the Baptism Preparation Night.

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Baptism

Contacts

For more information, please contact the Pastoral Associate at the Parish Office.

67 Dawson Parade,
Grovely QLD 4054
Phone: (07) 3355 2667
Email: pcgrovely@bne.catholic.net.au

Sacramental Preparation

The parishes of St Williams and Our Lady of Dolours have adopted the guidelines of the Archdiocese of Brisbane for Sacramental Preparation of Children, and thus have established a family-based program. Within this program, the parents, while resourced and supported by the Parish, prepare their children for the celebration of the sacraments of Confirmation, First Communion and First Reconciliation. The children celebrate these sacraments within the parish community that are prepared and organised by the parishes.

Confirmation

Confirmation is a Catholic Sacrament of mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts. It is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation for Catholics. It is most often associated with the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Communion

The Eucharist, or Communion, is both a sacrifice and a meal. We believe in the real presence of Jesus, who died for our sins. As we receive Christ’s Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God.

Reconciliation

The Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as Penance, or Penance and Reconciliation) has three elements: conversion, confession and celebration. In it we find God’s unconditional forgiveness; as a result we are called to forgive.

A brief outline of the program:

  • Parents register their child with the parish for inclusion in the program
  • Parents attend preparations workshop
  • For the Sacraments of Confirmation/First Communion, children are enrolled
  • Cluster workshop is organised
  • Workshop for children
  • Celebration

Contacts

For more information, please contact the Sacramental Co-ordinator at the Parish Office.

67 Dawson Parade,
Grovely QLD 4054
Phone: (07) 3355 2667
Email: sc.grovely@bne.catholic.net.au

Anointing of the Sick

The Catholic Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, formerly known as Last Rites or Extreme Unction, is a ritual of healing appropriate not only for physical but also for mental and spiritual sickness.

For more information, please contact the Parish Office on (07) 3355 2667.

Anointing of the Sick

Matrimony

The Sacrament of Marriage, or Holy Matrimony, is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to this other person. It is also a public statement about God: the loving union of husband and wife speaks of family values and also God’s values.

For more information, please contact the Parish Office on (07) 3355 2667.

Matrimony