• The Sacraments of Initiation
Are celebrated according to the rite of Christian initiation. Every stage is marked by rites celebrated within the parish Sunday masses. Neighbourhood meetings are held. Older people are encouraged to pray for the families involved. Catechists are actively sought. School and parish cooperate together with families and people.
Sacrament of Baptism is offered every first Saturday, of the month at 11 am . Preparation meeting for parents/godparents on the Thursday evening prior to the baptismal celebration. Candles are available at the piety stall.
Celebrated on, or as close as possible to, Pentecost Sunday. Older students are often confirmed prior to Christmas at one of the parish masses. For adults it is usual at the Easter vigil
Confirmation may be done through the RCIA or through sacramental prepartion via Preca Centre
Celebrated as first reconciliation in November prior to first communion after Easter Saturdays at 10am and 5.15pm are the norm
• First Communion
Celebrated in the weeks following Easter Sunday. The children are in grade 4 or beyond.
First Communion may be done through the school sacramental programme, the RCIA or through sacramental prepartion via the Preca Centre
• Anointing of the Sick
Celebrated prior to the feasts of Easter and Christmas. Because of the sunshine western hospital being within the parish. The anointing is very important and very frequent
Are celebrated whenever booked. Couples are encouraged to prepare over a period of time. Six months is, at least, desirable and most do.
Are part of the life of all parishes. They are very important occasions. The parish encourages the vigil service as recommended by the church