Other Sacraments

Confirmation

Preparation for Confirmation in the Nambucca Valley Parish follows a school based program and culminates with the Bishop of Lismore confirming the candidates (6.00pm on Tuesday 17th March 2015 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in Nambucca Heads). Those baptised into the Catholic Church receive the sacrament during Yr 2. Those children attending schools which are not Catholic are notified of the date of the Confirmation Information Evening (6.00pm on Tuesday 3rd February 2015 at St Patrick’s Primary School Macksville) either via the Parish Bulletin or through the local newspaper (Hibiscus Happenings). The candidates are presented to the Parish Community on a designated weekend before they receive the sacrament.

First Reconciliation

First Reconciliation in the Nambucca Valley Parish also follows a school based program and culminates with the candidates celebrating their first Reconciliation at a designated weekday evening celebration (6.00pm on Tuesday 26th May 2015 in Macksville). This opportunity is given to students in Yr 3. Those children attending schools which are not Catholic are notified of the date of the First Reconciliation Information Evening (6.00pm on Tuesday 2nd June 2015 in St Patrick’s Church Macksville) either via the Parish Bulletin or through the local newspaper (Hibiscus Happenings). The candidates are presented to the Parish Community on a designated weekend before they receive the sacrament.

First Eucharist

First Eucharist in the Nambucca Valley Parish also follows a school based program and culminates with the candidates receiving their First Eucharist at a designated Sunday Mass (the 5.00pm Mass at Nambucca Heads on Saturday 1st  August 2015). This opportunity is given to students in Yr 3. Those children attending schools which are not Catholic are notified of the date of the First Eucharist Information Evening (6.00pm on Thursday 14th July 2015) either via the Parish Bulletin or through the local newspaper (Hibiscus Happenings). The candidates are presented to the Parish Community on a designated weekend before they receive the sacrament.

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 discuss the Order of Service.

Anointing of the Sick

Opportunity is given for the elderly to receive the sacrament of anointing at the three masses celebrated in the age care facilities in the Valley each month. At 10.00am on the first Friday of each month a mass is celebrated at Riverside Gardens, Nambucca Heads. At 11.00am on the fourth Tuesday of each month a mass is celebrated at Autumn Lodge, Macksville. There are also liturgy services celebrated at 11.00am on the first Tuesday of each month at Pacifica, Nambucca Heads (please refer to our calendar for dates).

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