Sacraments

Baptisms

Baptism is the first of the Sacraments of Initiation where a person is baptised in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and welcomed into the Christian Community.  Within the Holland Park Mt Gravatt Parish we regularly baptise infants, children and adults.

Baptisms for infants and children are held twice a month on a Sunday at 10:30am. They are held at St Agnes on the second Sunday of the month and at St Joachim’s on the third Sunday (when a booking has been made). To book your child’s baptism please call the parish office on 3349 2280.

Please note families are required to participate in Baptismal preparation prior to the celebration. This is held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm at the Parish Office. You will be asked to book this with the parish office staff when booking the baptism.

If your child is over the age of nine your family will be asked to participate in the RCIC (Right of Christian Initiation for Children) program. The parish staff will discuss this with you.

The parish frequently baptises adults also. If you are an adult and wish to be baptised you will be asked to complete the RCIA (Right of Christian Initiation for Adults) program. Please call the parish office on 3349 2280 to discuss this.

Confirmation and First Eucharist

Each year the parish, with the support of our schools runs a family-centred sacramental program. As part of the program children receive the sacraments of Confirmation, First Eucharist and Reconciliation.

In June each year the program begins with preparation for confirmation. If your child is in grade three or above, and has received the sacrament of Baptism you are invited to participate. Following their preparation the children will be confirmed by one of our Bishops in a special celebration for you and your family.

All children who participate in the sacrament of confirmation are then invited to begin preparation for First Eucharist which is celebrated in the early stages of the following year.

The year after children will again be invited back the following year to participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance).

If you would like to enrol your child in the sacramental program please call the Parish Office on 3349 2280 or email sacpr.hpmg@bne.catholic.net.au

Weddings

Weddings can be held in both St Agnes’ and St Joachim’s churches. If you are interested in booking your wedding at either church please call the parish office on 3349 2280 and they will be happy to assist you.

Funerals

To arrange a funeral at either St Joachim’s or St Agnes’ Church please call the parish office on 3349 2280.