The Parish Team are a group of dedicated individuals working together to support and develop the parish and it's ministries.
CORIO LARA PARISH SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM FOR 2017
The Parish Sacramental Program is run for the children in the State School system who wishes to do their Sacraments.
Children and parents attend Mass and 4 preparation sessions following each mass. All sessions and Sacraments will be held at St Francis Xavier Church Corio
Parents who wish their children to participate are required to enrol their children at the Parish Office (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Frid 9am - 4pm) prior to any Sacraments. A timetable will then be issued for the dates of the appropriate Sacrament
SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM STATE SCHOOL CHILDREN
RECONCILIATION: Corio 10:30am
Sign Up Sunday: 5 March
Preparation Day 1: 12 March
Preparation Day 2: 19 March
Preparation Day 3: 26 March
Reconciliation 27 March 6.30pm Corio
CONFIRMATION: Corio 10:30am
Sign Up Sunday: 28 May
Preparation Day 1: 11 June
Preparation Day 2: 18 June Silver Jubilee Lara
Preparation Day 3: 25 June- 1hour
Preparation Day 4: 23 July- 1hour
Confirmation: 29 July 7pm Corio
EUCHARIST Corio 10:30am
Sign Up Sunday: 6 August
Preparation Day 1: 13 August
Preparation Day 2: 20 August
Preparation Day 3: 27 August
Preparation Day 4: 3 September
Eucharist: 17 September at 10:30am Corio
SACRAMENTS 2017 FOR ST ANTHONY & ST FRANCIS XAVIER SCHOOL STUDENTS
Sign up weekend: 19 Feb
Preparation Day: 9 Mar whole day/6.30pm
Reconciliation: 16 Mar, 6pm
Sign up weekend: 26 Feb
Preparation Day: 15 March
Reconciliation: 22 Mar, 6.00pm
Sign up weekend: 4 June
Preparation Day: 15 June whole day/6.30pm
Confirmation: 25 June, 10:30am
Sign up weekend: 28 May
Preparation Day: 21 June
Confirmation: 25 June 2pm, 4:30pm
Sign up weekend: 30 July, 10.30am Mass
Preparation Day: 24 Aug whole day/ 6.30pm
First Eucharist: 27 August, 10.30am Mass
Sign up weekend: 23 July, 9am Mass
Preparation Day: 9 August
First Eucharist: 13 August/ 20 August, 27 August- 9am Mass
Baptisms need to be booked at the Parish Office.
The person booking the baptism needs to come into the office, book the dates and receive a baptism kit.
They will be booked in for Baptism Preparation which is on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm in the Ron Lowe Room.
Baptism Program for School Age Children
For school age children from Grade 3 to 6 who wish to be baptised .
Please contact the Parish Office for details as the program is not run each year.
The Right of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) provides an introductory course on Catholicism and a journey of initiation for new Catholics.
An interesting journey; sharing life experiences, delving into history and deep truths, experiencing the grandeur of St Patrick's Cathedral, the quiet times of prayer and reflection and culminates each year in the Easter ceremonies, followed by a time of introduction to and immersion in the life of the parish.
There is a team of 3 people who guide the participants through the course answering their questions about the Catholic Faith and inducting them into the community.
RCIA is coordinated by Diane Saliba, Marlo Drake and Leon Pollard.
Our program will begin with an Enquiry Night in September then 8 study nights between October and February as candidates prepare for Baptism and Confirmation at Easter. The team will walk with the candidates as they learn of the Catholic faith. We run this program every two years and the next sessions will begin in September 2018.
The Sacraments will then be received at the Easter Vigil.
For further information contact the Parish Office. Ph 52754120
All children are welcomed attend Childrens Liturgy Of Word (CLOW) at Masses on the following Sundays as part of their Formation.
Every Sunday- conducted during the 10.30am Mass at St Francis Xavier Church and coordinated by the Legion of Mary.
ST ANTHONY’S MASS ~ CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD
Through the year Children’s Liturgy is facilitated to provide children with a simplified version of the Gospel reading. Prayers are said and there is an activity to reinforce the Gospel message. The children are then involved in the offertory procession and often then have a chat with Father Manoj about what the reading was about and the activity they have done. Children’s Liturgy is a fabulous way for children to participate in the Mass.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word dates for the remainder of 2017 are:
Term 1: March 19
Term 2:- April 30, May 7, 14, 21, June 4, 11, 18
Term 3:- July 16, 30, August 6, September 3, 10
Term 4:- October 8, 15, 29, November 12, 19, December 3, 10, 17
Children’s Liturgy of the Word is also held every Sunday morning at St Francis’ Mass Corio at 10.30am.
For more information please contact the Parish Office.