St Columbille's Parish

Baptism

In the sacraments of initiation – Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist – we are freed from the power of darkness. We are joined to Christ’s death, burial and resurrection. We receive the Spirit of adoption making us God’s sons and daughters. With the entire people of God we celebrate the memorial of the Lord’s death and …

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Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is an integral part of the Christian life, acknowledging our need to confess our wrong doing and receive the mercy of the Lord – which is always freely given. Under current Covid-19 restrictions, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is only available by request – just ask to celebrate the sacrament before or …

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Eucharist

The Eucharist is the highpoint of the Christian life – it is both the source of our life in community and the summit of all we do. The Lord Himself feeds us with His Body and Blood – could there be any more precious gifts? Baptised Catholic Children in Year 3 and up are able to …

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Confirmation

A person who has already been baptised into the community of faith that is the Church and received the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion, now continues their initiation in this life of faith as a disciple of Jesus Christ through preparing for and receiving the sacrament of Confirmation. In the Diocese of Wollongong it …

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Anointing

The Anointing of the Sick is a sacrament of healing that is offered to anyone who is in need of the healing presence of the Lord.  If you would like to receive the Anointing of the Sick – either for yourself or a family member or friend – just call the Parish Office with the …

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Marriage

Marriage is the covenant by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life. It is ordered by its nature to the good of both spouses and the procreation and education of offspring, and which “has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament …

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Ministry

A Parish Pastoral Council consists of the Pastor together with a group of parishioners chosen by the parish community. The Pastoral Council’s role is to promote the Church’s mission to live and communicate the love and values of Christ in our world. The Pastoral Council shares in the responsibility for the ongoing life and development of the …

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St Columba

ST COLUMBA Feast Day 9 June Our Patron was born c. 521 in County Donegal and baptised Colm or Colum – which in Gaelic means dove. Translated into Latin it is Columba. In later life he was commonly called Colmcille. St Bede, the Father of English history, considered his name was a combination of Columba …

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