Parents with infants or children under 5 years who wish to have their children Baptised are reminded that at least three months notice is required. Parents are required to register and attend a preparation session prior to the Baptism. Please note that for Baptism at St. Andrew’s Werribee, you need to reside within the designated Parish boundary. Please check that you live within the St. Andrew’s parish. For more information either open this link to access the Baptism Brochure or contact the Parish Office.
Godstart & Children Liturgy GODSTART is a program for pre-school aged children and their parents. For more information please click on the GODSTART link Children’s Liturgy of the Word Children of all ages are invited to attend Children’s Liturgy of the Word during the 9.30am Mass starting Sunday, 6th of June, continuing throughout the year except during school holidays. After the Opening Prayer, the children process to the Old Bluestone Hall to hear the Gospel proclaimed at their level. Parents can attend with the little ones. If you would like to be involved, please contact the Parish Office on 9741 4144. Religious Education Home Based Religious Education (HBRE) for children in Grades 3 to 6 in non-catholic schools. For more information please refer to the HBRE Page Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC) is a program for children in Grades Prep to 6 who have not been baptised. Rite of Christian Initiation for Secondary Students (RCIS) is a program for children in Secondary Schools who have not been baptised or who have not received the Sacrements of Reconciliation, First Eucharist or Confirmation. Full details of 2019 RCIS Program can be viewed here. Please note that the RCIS Sacramental Information form needs to be completed, signed by both parents and provided to the parish office when applying to join the RCIS program. Copy of the form can be downloaded here. Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is an opportunity for instruction, dialogue, faith sharing, and growing in community in the Catholic Faith. This prepares a non-Catholic person for full active membership in our community of faith. For more information please click on the RCIA link
As with all of its sacraments, the Parish wants to prepare people to celebrate well, and to live out in their lives what the sacrament means. So there is a preparation program that covers both the ceremony and the expectations of married life that flows from it. For more information please refer to the Marriage Booklet.
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For more information please refer to the Bereavement Support Booklet.