Diamond Creek Parish


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Sacred Heart-
25 Gipson Street, Diamond Creek, Vic 3089
St Peter's-
1053 Kinglake Road, Hurstbridge 3099
Fr. Steven Rigo
03 9438 1159
Mon, Tue, Thu – 9am to 1pm

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Contacts

PAT GUATTA, Parish Secretary Parish Office. Tel:94347373 email : DiamondCreek@cam.org.au

Reconciliation

Sacred Heart: Every Friday from 9:45 am to 10:15 am, immediately after morning Mass. St. Thomas the Apostle: Every Saturday from 9:30 am to 10:00 am Available at other times by appointment.

Youth Survey

We are pleased to announce that the Australian survey in preparation for the 2018 Synod on Youth has been released. This survey is for all young people aged 16-29 years old and will assist the Australian Bishops in putting together their submissions to Pope Francis. We invite all young people aged 16-29 to participate in this survey. Pope Francis has been clear that he is eager to hear from all young people – not just those who go to Church or believe in God. To be part of this worthwhile international survey please click on "Link" below or for additional information please refer to the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Media Release in "Information"

Dinner for Two - the Marriage Course

Date: Jul 20 2017
The Marriage Course, a unique and practical eight week course will start on 20th of July 2017 at 6:30 pm. The course is open to all married and co-habitating couples and covers many of the most challenging areas of marriage – money, communication, forgiveness, in-laws and sex. All couples are invited to attend the Marriage Course at: St. Francis of Assisi Parish 290 Childs Road, Mill Park 3082 For more details please download the "the Marriage Course" in information

Australian Catholic Youth Festival

Date: Dec 7 2017
The Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) is a national gathering of young people established by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. The festival provides young people with an opportunity to deepen their relationship with Jesus. The third ACYF will be held in Sydney from 7th to 9th December 2017. For more information on being part of the Northern Region Collective please download the brochure in Parish News.

SACRAMENTS FOR CHILDREN

Commence on Monday February 13th 2017.

This parish offers sacramental preparation for children not attending the Catholic school. Reconciliation and First Eucharist are completed in the one year, for children in Grade Three (or older). Confirmation is offered to children in Grade Six.

Sessions are held on Mondays 4.00-5.00pm, at the Sacred Heart Church, with Mandy Robinson and Maree Frisby, who volunteer their talent and time to introduce the children to the wonders of God’s love in these sacraments.

A fee of $50.00 per year applies which covers work books, Mass books, certificates, reflection day expenses and includes $5.00 towards the cost of flowers used on the days of these sacraments. Cheque or cash payment are accepted at the first session of the year. Click “Application Form” link at top of home page for enrolment details.

Everyone is made welcome at Sacred Heart parish and there is always a cuppa after Sunday Mass with time for a chat. For further information please feel free to contact the Parish Office.

BECOMING CATHOLIC (RCIA)

Many people join the Catholic Church every year.  In this parish, the process followed is called the R.C.I.A.

(Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults more detail here).

 

The church is a group of people all on a journey of faith following the Christ Jesus. Many people are often welcome participants within parish life for some time, before they make an approach to deepen their understanding of what it means to be Catholic. These include

 

  • Adults who are not baptized

  • Adults who were baptized in another community e.g. Anglican or Presbyterian

  • Adults in special circumstances e.g. frail, sick or with a disability

  • Older children who are also similarly initiated

     

    Those who are already baptized Catholic but perhaps never received First Eucharist or Confirmation, may also join this process, where small groups gather to reflect upon the basics of Catholic beliefs, prayer, life and service. Support is given by understanding and capable group leaders, who freely give of the time, with guidance from our Parish priest.

     

    Groups are formed as is practicable and continue according to need. No-one is ever rushed with plenty of time for questions.  During the whole journey each person also receives any personal help and guidance as required.

     

    There are no essays to write, no exams to pass and all you need to bring is an open heart. For further information please feel free to contact the Parish Office.

Sacred Heart Church
25 Gipson Street, Diamond Creek, Vic 3089
St Peter's Church
1053 Kinglake Road, Hurstbridge VIC 3099
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