If you belong to a different Parish, a letter from your Parish of residence granting us permission to baptise your child at Guardian Angels Parish is also required.
Preparation Seminar attendance (only for parents who have not had an older child baptised previously)
RCIA Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults.
Volunteer Catechists from Guardian Angels Parish educate and initiate adults and children above 7 years of age in the process of becoming a Catholic. Cathecumens undergo preparation and the Rite of Initiation before Baptism into the Catholic Church. RCIA Baptisms are held every Easter. Kindly contact the Parish Office for more details. (email@example.com)
CONFESSION Every Saturday 5:00pm to 5:30pm at the church Confessional
SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME FOR CHILDREN Covers The Sacrament of Confirmation, the Sacrament of Penance, and the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist following the Standards set by the Archdiocese of Brisbane led by volunteer Catechists from Guardian Angels Parish.
Sacramental Programme Enrolment Form
Baptismal Certificate - If your child was baptised at a Parish Church other than Guardian Angels Wynnum, you need to provide a photocopy of their baptismal certificate.
Children should be in Year 3 or above at time of their enrolment in the Parish Sacramental Programme.
Enrolment in the Parish Sacramental Programme requires parents to fully commit to the faith development of the child/children they enrol. Faith development includes all of the following: ~ Attendance and participation the sessions and activities ~ Attendance at Sunday Mass, and ~ Learning and memorizing the basic prayers at home before lessons begin: Sign of the Cross; The Lord’s Prayer (Our Father ) ; Hail Mary and Glory Be
Lessons are compulsory. 100% attendance is required by both parent and child/children enrolled in the programme. A parent MUST accompany the child to the lessons and remain in the class. This is a requirement under child safety guidelines.
A small donation of $40 to cover expenses and supply of materials is greatly appreciated.
Sacrament of Confirmation 2019 Schedule:
6th October (Sunday) 10:00 am ( after regular Sunday Mass) :
Parent Information Day. Parents will be given 1 week to decide if the family is able to commit to the Programme. Enrolment forms will be distributed on this day and all forms have to be in Parish Office by Thursday 10th October so Parish staff can prepare workbook distribution and attendance sheet for 13th October Rite of Enrolment.
12th and 13th October(Saturday and Sunday during the 4 regular weekend Masses)
Rite or Enrolment Mass. Workbooks will be distributed on this day during the Rite of Enrolment Mass. Attendance will be checked. Candidates who are unable to attend Rite of Enrolment Mass will unfortunately not be included amongst this year’s list of Candidates to be Confirmed.
14th October to 25th OctoberChildren and Parents do Activities and sessions in the Workbooks.
Candidates and Parents do activities and sessions in the workbooks at home. Workbooks need to be completed by 25th October as they will be checked on 26th October.
26th October ( Saturday) 4:00 pm to 5:30 PM. Mass 6pm
Family session with lecture and activities (1.5 hrs). Candidates must bring their workbooks as they will be checked. Session ends with the 6pm Saturday weekend Mass.
9th and 10th November(Saturday and Sunday)
Renewal of Baptismal Vows and presentation of the Creed during the 4 regular weekend Masses. Creed to be presented to the candidates during Mass
11th November (Monday)
Practice Session sometime during the day in the Church for all Guardian Angels candidates (facilitated by School APRE) and after 3:15pm for candidates from other schools.
13 November ( Wednesday)
CONFIRMATION CEREMONY – Bishop Ken Howell 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm ( 2 Groups)
17 November (Sunday )10:10 am (after9am mass)
Retreat day 1 hour reflection with Video . Video will be held at Church and activities will be done at the Hall. Ends 11:30 am.
WEDDINGS - Sacrament of Marriage
Prospective couples are booked after the interview with the Parish Priest. An Initial deposit of $ 100 for the use of the church is made during the booking
Note that we strictly do not allow confetti throwing during and after the wedding.