The baptism of an infant is the beginning of a child’s faith life and journey with the Christian community. It is therefore an important decision for parents to make on behalf of their child. For a child to be baptised a Catholic is it essential that one parent is a Catholic and that both parents agree to nurture the faith life of the child as much as possible. It is also essential that Godparents are baptised Christians, one being a Catholic.
Within the Dutton Park Parish the baptism of infants is celebrated on Saturdays at 9.30am. It is celebrated on:
- the first Saturday of each month at St Francis’ Church
- the second Saturday of each month at St Mary’s Church (South Brisbane Parish)
- the third Saturday of each month at St Ita’s Church
Prior to their child’s baptism, parents are asked to attend Baptism Preparation Meeting at the St Ita’s Meeting Room (this meeting room is located to the right of the St Ita’s Church in the presbytery building). These group preparation sessions are held on the first Thursday night of each month at 6.30pm.
If you would like your child to be baptised within the Dutton Park Parish please complete the baptism application form and return it to the Parish Office along with your child’s birth certificate.
Our Parish runs two Confirmation Programs yearly – one at St Francis and the other at St Ita’s Church. If you wish to have your child receive this sacrament and they are in year 3 and above, please contact the Parish Office for more information.
2018 Confirmation Dates
St Francis’ Church – Sunday, 1st July 2018 – 9am
St Ita’s Church – Wednesday, 30th May 2018 – 6pm
St Ita’s Confirmation Program
If you have a child who is currently in Year 3 or older and you feel ready as a family to prepare with your child to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in 2018 please indicate your interest on the enrolment form and return to the Parish Office by Thursday, 15th March. More information about the program can be downloaded here.
St Francis’ Confirmation Program
If you have a child who is currently in Year 3 or older and you feel ready as a family to prepare with your child to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in 2018 please indicate your interest on the enrolment form and return to the Parish Office by Thursday, 9th March or handed to a Sister after mass. A copy of the enrolment letter and form can be downloaded here.
Reconciliation and First Holy Communion
Our Parish also runs two Reconciliation and First Holy Communion programs yearly – one at St Francis’ Church and the other at St Ita’s Church. If you wish to have your child receive these sacraments and they are year 4 and above and they have received the sacrament of Confirmation please contact the Parish Office.
2018 Reconciliation and First Holy Communion Dates
St Francis’ Church
Reconciliation – tba
First Holy Communion – tba
St Ita’s Church
Reconciliation – tba
First Holy Communion – tba
If you would like more information regarding the 2018 Sacramental Program within the Dutton Park Parish please contact Kate Dart in the parish office on 3844 2744 or email the parish office.
Our Church’s are fantastic venues for the perfect wedding. Their proximity to the inner city and numerous riverside reception venues makes them not only a beautiful choice, but is conductive to a well considered and thought out wedding day, as guests can move seamlessly from one venue to the next. We invite you as a couple to visit one of our weekday or weekend church services to experience firsthand our churches.
All the information you will need is included in our Wedding Information Booklet and Application Form, which can be downloaded below. After reading the information in the booklet, please ensure to contact the Parish Office to ensure that your date is available for your wedding at the church of your choice. Upon receipt of the completed Application Form and payment of a deposit for your wedding, your special day will be booked.
Please note that to be married in a catholic church that at lease one partner must be a Roman Catholic.
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
Many adults find themselves wanting to explore the possibility of baptism or becoming a member of the Catholic Church. This process is called The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). The RCIA program is a 25 week program whereby candidates meet weekly to explore their Catholic faith under the guidance of Father Lam. Please contact the Parish Office if you are interested in joining our RCIA program.
Anointing The Sick
If you would like someone to visit you for prayer and/or communion, please contact the Parish Office.
Please contact the Parish Office for funeral arrangements.