100 Dean Rd, Bateman, Western Australia 6150 Weekend Mass Times: Saturday - 6.30pm, Sunday - 8am, 9.30am, 11am & 6pm


Faith Formation Ministry


Group: Adult Faith Formation

Summary of Activities:

Works with the Centre for Faith Enrichment (official adult faith formation agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth) and other individuals or organisations to develop and promote a variety of programs aimed at deepening the parish’s appreciation of the beauty and challenges of the Catholic faith. Our activities could also include searching for and running faith formation programs as directed by our parish priest.

Meeting:

The Faith Formation Team does not have regular meetings but meets as required usually before program sessions.

Contact:

Mike Lu

Tel/Mobile:

0401 158 168

Email:

dlps@iinet.net.au

 

Group: Religious Education (RE) Program

Summary of Activities:

Provide RE program for children from non-Catholic schools up to Year 7. Also ensure that all Parish children (both Yidarra and after school children) receive the age relevant Sacraments – Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, Confirmation and sometimes Baptism. Responsible for the Sacramental Program in the parish.

Meeting:

School terms 1-3 inclusive, Wednesday afternoons, 4pm-5pm

Contact:

Judy Machado

Tel/Mobile:

008 9310 1747

Email: catechist@batemancatholic.org

 

Group: Rite of Christian Initiation for the Youth (RCIY)

Summary of Activities:

Provide the RCIY program for high school students to ensure that these children, who may have missed out on various Sacraments, have a path to Confirmation.

Meeting:

Every Wednesday afternoon, 4pm-5pm, from May until Confirmation (usually in August).

Contact:

Judy Machado

Tel/Mobile:

08 9310 1747

Email: catechist@batemancatholic.org

 


Group: Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) core group and sponsors

Summary of Activities:

The RCIA core group is responsible for guiding the formation process of catechumens and candidates. They conduct weekly presentations relating to all aspects of the Catholic faith with material from a structured programme, as well as share their experiences of life as a Catholic – the beliefs, the joys, the struggles, and the graces received. RCIA also offers adult Catholics an opportunity to enrich their faith journeys by being a sponsor.

Meeting:

Every Thursday 6:30-7:30pm throughout the year, with each core group member presenting 2-5 times a year. Core group meetings occur every quarter. Sponsors attend every weekly session with their catechumen or candidate.

Contact:

Mary Golding

Tel/Mobile:

0420 671 545

Email:

peter@golding.net.au

 

Group: Vocations Committee

Summary of Activities:

Promote vocation to priesthood and religious vocations. Support seminarians and prayer vigil for vocations.

Meeting:

N/A

Contact:

Fr Simeon San

Tel/Mobile:

9310 1747

Email:

Simeon.san@perthcatholic.org.au

 

Group: Wednesday Faith Program

Summary of Activities:

Promote adult faith formation in an informal, supportive environment (over a cuppa).  Each session consists of a video presentation by a renowned Catholic theologian, followed by reflection and sharing within the group.

Meeting:

Sessions are held very second and fourth Wednesday during school terms, starting at 10am and lasts for 1-1.5 hours depending on the length of the video series.

Contact:

Carolin Alfreds

Tel/Mobile:

0432 855 605

Email:

carolin.alfreds@gmail.com