Other Sacraments

Confirmation

Preparation for Confirmation in the Nambucca Valley Parish follows a school based program through our parish Catholic primary schools and culminates with the Bishop of Lismore confirming the candidates. Those baptised into the Catholic Church receive the sacrament during Yr 3. Those children attending schools which are not Catholic are notified of the date of the Confirmation Information Evening via the Parish Bulletin and parish website. The candidates are presented to the Parish Community on a designated weekend before they receive the sacrament.

Confirmation 2022

Information Evening – Tuesday, 3 May, 6.00pm at St Patrick’s Church, Macksville

Commitment Weekend – 7/8 May

Liturgical Celebration of the Sacrament by the Bishop – Wednesday, 15 June (Venue & Time, TBC)

 

First Reconciliation

First Reconciliation in the Nambucca Valley Parish also follows a school based program through our parish Catholic primary schools and culminates with the candidates celebrating their first Reconciliation at a designated weekday evening celebration. This opportunity is given to students in Yr 4 who have already received the sacrament of Confirmation. Those children attending non Catholic schools are notified of the date of the First Reconciliation Information Evening  via the Parish Bulletin and parish website. The candidates are presented to the Parish Community on a designated weekend before they receive the sacrament.

FIRST RECONCILIATION 2022

Information Evening – Tuesday, 26 July, 6.00pm at St Patrick’s Church, Macksville

Commitment Weekend – 30/31 July

Liturgical Celebration of the Sacrament – Tuesday, 6 September, 6.00pm at St Patrick’s Church, Macksville

 

First Holy Communion

First Eucharist in the Nambucca Valley Parish also follows a school based program through our parish Catholic primary schools and culminates with the candidates receiving their First Eucharist at a designated Sunday Mass . This opportunity is given to students in Yr 4 who have already received the sacraments of Confirmation and Reconciliation. Those children attending non Catholic schools are notified of the date of the First Eucharist Information Evening via the Parish Bulletin and parish website. The candidates are presented to the Parish Community on a designated weekend before they receive the sacrament.

First Holy Communion 2022

Information Evening – Tuesday, 26 July, 6.00pm at St Patrick’s Church, Macksville

Commitment Weekend – 30/31 July

Retreat – Tuesday, 5 September

Liturgical Celebration of the Sacrament – Saturday, 10 September, 6.00pm at Our Lady Start of the Sea Church, Nambucca Heads

 

Funerals

Funerals may be celebrated in the Nambucca Valley Parish either within or outside of Mass on weekdays. We advise you to make contact with a Funeral Director first, who in turn, gets in touch with us to confirm a suitable date and time. The celebrant of the funeral will then contact you directly to offer prayers and support as well as to discuss the Order of Service.

Anointing of the Sick

This sacrament is given to those who may be in danger of death due to old age or sickness, or are suffering from a delibitating illness. This is celebrated individually and communally as we have regular Anointing Masses throughout the year. See parish bulletin of their occurence. We also offer this sacrament to the residents of the Aged Care facilities in the valley, individually as requested and communally as the circumstances allow.

If you or any of your family members who are elderly or infirmed wish to be anointed, please notify the Parish Office so a priest can be arranged to visit. If urgent, please ring 0481 277 532.