Baptism course are held every last two Tuesdays of the month at 7:30 pm from February to November in the Parish Centre. Please enrol if you have not done a Baptism Course before. This is for the Parents/Godparents of young babies and children, five years old and under. Baptisms are celebrated on the first and third Sunday of each month at 11:30 am. Contact the Parish Office 576 7959 for enrolment and fill in the form under Baptism Record on the website.
Sacraments of InitiationParents and children together participate in the Program from Year 3 Parish Based Programme.
Term IV “Sacrament of Penance/Reconciliation”
Sessions are held on Sunday afternoons at 4 pm. Sacrament is received during Advent Season.
Term I & II “Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Eucharist”
Sessions are held on Sunday afternoons at 4 pm. Some sessions are for Parents ONLY. Both these Sacraments are received close to each other and during Term I & II. Confirmation will be received from Bishop Patrick Dunn on a week night and First Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at two of St Mark’s Parish Masses at the weekend. Children who have already been baptised and received First Holy Eucharist may receive the Sacrament of Confirmation during term I as well. Enrolments are called for each year in October. Contact Parish office 576 7959 for inquiries and enrolment.
Priests are instructed by the Bishop to make sure couples are adequately prepared before they participate in marriages. This will mean the couple gives notice to the priest six months prior to their wedding. Preparation courses are prepared by the Diocesan Marriage Preparation team; for more information visit aucklandcatholic.org.nz/marriage-family-life/. When the Marriage course has been completed, the couple and the priest will work together on their wedding ceremony.