This page is for the Central Parishes practices of the Sacraments and Spirituality.
Father Peter Slater
Deacon Mark Kelly:
0427 748 646
The Honeymoon and Beyond:
(03) 5622 1188
A Marriage Preparation Program presented by CatholicCare Gippsland.
19 Connor Street, Warragul. The Honeymoon and Beyond offers couples the opportunity to spend time talking about their relationship and to develop skills necessary to support it at a healthy and growing level.
Our Sacrament program is parishes based, family centred and school and catechist supported. This program gives parents an opportunity to review their own faith journey while at the same time helping their child to experience the Christian values of love, kindness, forgiveness, generosity and so on.
The parishes support the family in their journey of faith. The Sacrament team
co-ordinates and puts into place the support given to families and is a liaison between school/catechists, parish and families.
Contact St Joseph's and St Ita's Parishes : Ruth Thompson (03) 523 1642
St John's Parish: Vivian Del Din (03) 56331166
This parish based program is designed for Catholic children who do not attend Catholic schools. It is a prep-6 program that is run during school terms. Children who wish to make the Sacraments of Initiation need to attend this program. Lessons are conducted at St. Ignatius Neerim South on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. and St. Ita’s Church, Drouin on Thursdays at 4 p.m.
Ruth Thompson (03) 56 231642
Vivian Del Din (03) 56 331166
Adults who are interested in learning about and understanding the Catholic Faith are welcomed into the St. Joseph’s and St Ita’s Parishes Community of faith.
Contact Joan Robertson or Fr. Peter
Phone: (03) 5623 1642
Family and Relationship Counselling
"CatholicCare Gippsland is the official social service of the Catholic Church in Gippsland. It provides a range of professional social and community services to individuals, couples, families and communities. CatholicCare Gippsland is a member of Catholic Social Services Australia."
Phone: (03) 5622 1188
Individual Couples Marriage Preparation Program
Allows people to do their marriage preparation as individual couples and reflect on their relationship in a private, confidential setting. Couples complete a questionnaire and work through the responses with a qualified facilitator over 3 one hour sessions. This setting allows a couple to talk about their strengths and discuss the challenges they may face as their relationship evolves.
Hilary Kelly: 0439 396 930
Deacon Mark Kelly: 0427 748 646
The Older Baptism program assists families of children who are aged 2 years or over to prepare their child for the Sacrament of Baptism. The program consists of 4 sessions held weekly. Sessions are attended by both the child and the parents. Topics include Jesus, Baptism, The Eucharist and catholic living and are led by Father Slater, assisted by Ruth Thompson
For more information please Ruth (03) 5623 1642.
menAlive Prayer Groups
Every Wednesday 7am St Joseph’s Meeting Room
Fourth Thursday of each month 7pm St Ita’s Meeting Room.
for further details please contact John McInerney
0438 448 114
Meets Mondays, 10.00am in the Marian Room. All welcome
Ethel Orchard: (03) 5622 3065
Meets Fridays, 7.30pm in the Marian Room. All welcome
Julie Powell: (03) 5628 1343