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Sacraments In Our Parish


Parents who live in the Parish boundaries are eligible to enrol in the preparation process.  The Parish asks that at least one of your child’s parents is a fully  initiated Catholic, and at least one godparent is a fully initiated Catholic.

Please click here for detailed information about the Baptism Preparation Process.


Surfers Paradise Catholic Parish is host to many weddings.  With three Churches – each with their unique attributes - and with the Gold Coast being a popular holiday destination, our Parish attracts couples from interstate and overseas as well as from other Parishes throughout the Archdiocese. Click here for more information.....

Please contact the Parish Secretary to discuss booking details and available dates, as well as the necessary paperwork.


RCIA is the faith journey of adults to initiation through the unified rites of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Grounded in the four pillars of Word, Liturgy, Community and Mission, adults are provided with a sponsor, meet regularly to learn about Catholicism and become part of the fabric of the Parish prior to initiation.

The faith journey is adapted for children of catechetical age (8-17 years) and adults who are already baptised in another Christian tradition.
Please contact the Parish Office for further details.


Sacramental Program — Reconciliation, First Communion, Confirmation

The Archdiocese of Brisbane Revised Sacramental Policy 2015 is a three stage course. In Surfers Paradise Parish the program runs from July to June every year.

Please click here for more detailed information, enrolment form etc.

Anointing of the Sick

An Anointing Mass is celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on the first Tuesday of every month at 10am. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is a Sacrament that can be received more than once in a person's life when healing is needed, especially for people experiencing ongoing sickness or poor physical or mental health. For instances of grave illness or imminent death, people can contact the Parish office (phone 5572 5433) for a priest to come and minister the sacrament privately. If a parishioner is at a hospital outside of the Parish, we can organise for a priest at a closer neighbouring parish to  administer the sacrament.



As your Parish family, we are present to journey with you in your loss.  Working together with the Funeral Director, we assist you in planning your loved one’s funeral.

It is important that families make their first contact to the Funeral Directors, and also liaise with family members about the family’s wishes. The parish office will then arrange for a priest to meet with the family once dates, times and a church are decided upon.

The Parish Office can also help with information regarding cremation and the Columbarium.


A HANDY RESOURCE FOR PRE-FUNERAL PREPARATION  (from our local Parish community)

We often receive requests from people who would like to have peace of mind for themselves and their families by pre-planning any funeral arrangements, so they can leave these instructions with their other documents and know that their wishes for a Catholic ceremony will be fulfilled.  We have developed a new form that can be helpful for people who want to pre-plan aspects of a future funeral.  It can also be used by people who are preparing for the imminent passing of a loved one, or for preparing a funeral for a loved one who has passed away.  Here at the parish, we are happy to help out in the time of bereavement but this resource is a great help for people to begin preparing. Naturally, the priest for a funeral will be in contact with a bereaved family and help put all the plans together at a time of loss. Please find this resource which may be very helpful, especially in these times of isolation and social distancing, where it is very difficult or impossible for people to gather to prepare for these important events.

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