Celebrating Sacraments in Nowra Parish
RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
RCIA is for anyone over the age of seven (7) who has not been baptised and who wishes to become a Catholic.
Similarly, if you have been baptised in another Christian Church and you want to become a Catholic, you won’t be re-baptised, but there is a preparation period prior to you receiving the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist.
If you or if you know anyone who wants to become a Catholic, please call the Parish Office to obtain the “inquiry” form.
People in the RCIA program will receive the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil.
Welcome to anyone wishing to become a Catholic.
Please note: If you, your spouse, or de facto partner, have been previously divorced, you need to contact the Tribunal Office [02 4222 2409] prior to your enrolling in the RCIA Program.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated regularly throughout the parish. To find the times of the nearest first rite celebration, please click here: Penance. Additionally, the communal celebration of the sacrament (second rite) is celebrated before Easter and Christmas.
Reception and preparation: The age for this sacrament is a child Year Three and above for children attending non catholic schools. Children who were not baptised in St Michael’s Parish will be required to provide a Baptism Certificate.
For enrolments please contact the parish Catechist Coordinator – Madira Arnold 0473 360 183 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Eucharist – Holy Communion
Reception and preparation: The minimum age for this sacrament is a child in Year Four or above for children attending non Catholic schools. The sacrament of Reconciliation is usually received before receiving Eucharist.
For enrolments please contact the Catechist Coordinator – Madira Arnold 0473 360 183 or email@example.com
Reception and preparation: The minimum age for this sacrament is a child in Year Six. Children should have received both Reconciliation and Eucharist. Attendance at preparation classes is compulsory. The Sacrament is celebrated in St Michael’s, Nowra. Ideally the Sponsor chosen by the candidate, would be one of the Candidate’s Godparents from Baptism.
For enrolments details please contact the Catechist Coordinator – Madira Arnold 0473 360 183 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Anointing of the Sick
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is celebrated regularly in the various hospitals and nursing homes in the parish, as well as in private homes. Please contact the Parish Office 02 4423 1712 or Vincentia 02 4441 5571.
Funeral Liturgy and Requiem Mass
In preparing a funeral liturgy or a Requiem Mass, the following documents may be helpful to you.