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Baptism for children

Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit and the door which gives access to the other Sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from original sin and re-born as adopted sons and daughters of God. If you would like to Baptise your child in our parish please read our Baptism Guidelines and complete our Baptism Application Form at links below and then bring all the required paperwork to our Parish Office at 12 Gordon St, Coffs Harbour. Once the paperwork is received, we can proceed to booking a Baptism Preparation session and a Baptism date. For further information please phone: 6651 0000 or email: parish@coffscatholic.com Baptisms usually occur at 10:30am on Saturday morning at St Augustine's Church, Coffs Harbour. Baptisms occur at St Francis Xavier Church Woolgoolga and St Therese Church Coramba on request.

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Holy Sacraments

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Confirmation for children

Bishop Greg Homeming will be visiting our parish on Tuesday 5 August 2024 for Confirmation. If your child is Baptised and is in Year 3 or above, they can join a class to prepare them to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. For children attending the Catholic Primary schools in our Parish (St Augustine's and St Francis Xavier Primary Schools), please contact the school directly for details. For children attending other schools or home schooling please contact the parish office on 6651 0000 to register your child.

Confermation

First Communion

First Communion is taking place in our parish during the weekend of 15-16 June 2024. If your child has been Baptised, received the Sacrament of Confirmation and is in Year 4 or above, then they can join a class to prepare for their First Confession and First Communion. For children attending the Catholic Primary schools in our Parish (St Augustine's and St Francis Xavier Primary Schools), please contact the school directly for details. For children attending other schools or home schooling please contact the parish office on 6651 0000 to register your child.

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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
(RCIA)

Adults (and children over 16 years old) who wish to become Catholic are invited to join our RCIA program that commences annually in October and concludes after Easter. Our Carmelite Administrator Fr Joe DSouza leads and spiritually supports the group through their journey of discovery of the Truth, Beauty and Goodness of the Catholic Church.

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Marriage

If you would like to get married in one of our Churches, please contact the Parish office on 66510000. We recommend at least 6 months notice be given to allow time to undertake the preparation classes and complete the necessary paperwork.

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Reconciliation

Confessions are available after Saturday morning 9am Mass and before Saturday 5:30pm Vigil Mass at St Augustine's Church, Coffs Harbour and also before Sunday 9am Mass at St Francis Xavier Church, Woolgoolga

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