Celebrations

Celebrations

Weddings –

Under no circumstances should anyone awaiting test verification, including Clergy (even without presenting symptoms) attend a church or parish setting until a diagnosis is confirmed. Additionally, under no circumstances should anyone attend who is closely connected to people who are awaiting test results or who have tested positive.

(We are located in Victoria under last step restriction due to COVID-19 Outbreak)

Weddings:

Although indoor weddings are allowed for up to 150 people plus a faith leader with a density quotient of 1 per 4sqm, but our church can accommodate only up to a cap of only 60 people including 2 witnesses at that stage! Plus, the couple, the celebrant and a photographer. Infants under 12 months of age are not included in this cap. These numbers and rules may change again due to the rapid changes in Government regulations and persuasions taken to eliminate the spread of COVID-19.

Outdoor Weddings: Permitted with up to 300 People plus a faith leader. Must be adjacent to the place of worship.

Please note that we are required by the government regulations to obtain prior to all bookings a list of names, addresses and telephone numbers of all attendees including babies and children, so please provide this list with your completed wedding application form or you can send the list as a soft copy by an email prior to your wedding.

Please take all precautions when entering and while inside the church like maintaining distance, keeping your musk on at all times and use the hand sanitizer provided at the church door. People taking photos must maintain all precautions mentioned above.

Due to the rapid changes to the rules and regulations at the moment, therefore  please contact our office for the latest information about weddings

St. Carthage’s Church is a popular place for weddings both for graduates of the University and others.

You will need to make an appointment approximately 2 months prior to your wedding date to fill out any necessary forms.

Any queries please contact Mr Mahmoud on: (03) 9347 2493. Once your form has been received you will be contacted by phone to confirm all details.

Please refer to link below for the Victorian Government latest information

https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/religion-and-ceremony-metropolitan-melbourne-third-step

Information for Weddings Current List of Attendees for Wedding Cermonies

Baptisms –

Under no circumstances should anyone awaiting test verification, including the faith leader (even without presenting symptoms) attend a church or parish setting until a diagnosis is confirmed. Additionally, under no circumstances should anyone attend who is closely connected to people who are awaiting test results or who have tested positive.

(We are located in Victoria zone under last step restriction due to COVID-19 Outbreak)

Indoor Baptisms:

Although indoor Baptisms are allowed for up to 150 people plus a faith leader with a density quotient of 1 per 4sqm, but our church can accommodate only up to a cap of only 60 people plus a faith leader. We currently can accommodate 5 families of 10-12 adults from each family for our Sunday Baptisms at 11.15am based on first called first booked.

Outdoor Baptisms:

Permitted with up to 300 People plus a faith leader. Must be adjacent to the place of worship.

Note: Indoor and outdoor services are not to be held concurrently, it is only one group permitted at a time.

Please note that prior to all bookings, we are required by the government regulations to obtain a list of names, addresses and telephone numbers of all attendees including babies and children, so please provide this list with your completed baptism application form or you can send the list as a soft copy by an email prior to your baptism.

Please take all precautions when entering and while inside the church like maintaining distance, keeping your musk on at all times and use the hand sanitizer provided at the church door. People taking photos must maintain all precautions mentioned above.

Due to the rapid changes to the rules and regulations of the COVID-19, we ask you please to contact our office for obtain the latest information about Baptisms

The celebration of Baptism takes place weekly only on SUNDAYS at St. Carthages, at either the 10.00am Family Mass or in a Group Baptism Ceremony at 11.15am. Please call the office first to check for availabilities.

Last year over 200 people were baptized at St. Carthage’s.

 Any queries or to obtain a copy of the baptism form please contact the office on: (03) 9347 2493. Once your form has been received you will be contacted by phone to confirm all details

Please refer to link below for the Victorian Government latest information

https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/religion-and-ceremony-metropolitan-melbourne-third-step

Baptism Form Current List of attendees for Baptism Celebrations

Celebration of First Holy Communion at St. Carthage’s 2020 – (On Hold Due to COVID-19 Outbreak)

In accordance with the Archbishop’s Decree of 10 November 2020 granting the faculty to administer the Sacrament of First Holy Communion to Parish Priests and Administrators of Parishes within the Archdiocese of Melbourne during this time of emergency until 31 December 2020. First Holy Communion celebrations may now take place in accordance with that Decree

Dates for First Holy Communion at St. Carthage’s to be advised here at any time during 2021.

Sunday, ???? (Date TBA) Time TBA - Enrolment & Formation Session. Distribution of forms & booklets with Mass
Sunday, ???? (Date TBA) Time TBA - Preparation Session and Seating Allocation with Mass.
Confirmation Masses: Choose one only
Sunday, ???? (Date TBA) 11.30AM First Holy Communion Celebration
02.00PM First Holy Communion Celebration
More information regarding Enrolment and Preparation will be available in early 2021 First Holy Communion Masses will take approx 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Celebration of Confirmation at St. Carthage’s 2020 – (On Hold Due to COVID-19 Outbreak)

In accordance with the Archbishop’s Decree of 10 November 2020 granting the faculty to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation to Parish Priests and Administrators of Parishes within the Archdiocese of Melbourne during this time of emergency until 31 December 2020.Confirmation celebrations may now take place in accordance with that Decree

Dates for Confirmation at St. Carthage’s to be advised here at any time during 2021.

 

The Bishop has suspended all Confirmation ceremonies UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE due to COVID-19

Sunday, ???? October (Date TBA) Time TBA - Enrolment & Formation Session. Distribution of forms & booklets with Mass.
Sunday, ???? October (Date TBA) Time TBA - Preparation Session and Seating Allocation with Mass.
Confirmation Masses: Choose one only
Sunday, ???? October (Date TBA) 11.30AM Confirmation Celebration
02.00PM Confirmation Celebration
More information regarding Enrolment and Preparation will be available during 2021 Confirmation Masses will take approx 1 hour and 20 minutes.

* The Celebrant of the Confirmation Mass will be The Regional Bishop Mark Edwards.

* No booking is required prior to the start of the procedures on the enrolment Sunday. Just turn up on the day please!

All participants must attend these three Sundays up to and including the Confirmation day.

* Sponsors only have to attend on Confirmation Day.

* The number of seats per family for the Confirmation Masses will be announced at the Enrolment afternoon. Normally 5 – 6 People as a limit for each family inclusive (candidates, parents & siblings) to attend because of the church capacity.