The Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life." "The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch."
- Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 1324)
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We celebrate the Sacrament of the Eucharist (Mass) as follows:
St Francis Xavier’s:
Saturday (Vigil Mass) 5:30pm
(While renovations are taking place, Mass is celebrated in the temporary chapel located in the former primary school - behind St Clare's Church.)
At the table of the Eucharist, we receive the food of eternal life. Celebrating Mass is important and life giving. We welcome you to attend any of our Parish Masses.
Children attending St Francis Xavier Primary School will prepare for and receive their First Holy Eucharist in Grade 4.
For children in the parish attending other schools, the parish also provides a preparation course prior to receiving their First Holy Eucharist in the parish. Please enquire through your school or the SFX Parish Office on (03) 9890 2231.
For adults wishing to be initiated into the Catholic Church through the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist, we offer the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). We have an RCIA program, which you are most welcome to enquire about through our Parish Office as well. More information about the RCIA may be found on - RCIA website
or Catholic Australia website
If you wish to learn more about the Sacrament of the Eucharist, you may also visit:
. Catholic Australia - Click here
. Catholic Education Office Australia - Click here