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Catholic Parish Ivanhoe


Sacramental Preparation Program 2020

Sacramental Preparation 2020 for Children not attending our Parish Schools
Children wishing to be prepared for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, 1st Communion or Confirmation should collect an Information Pack and Registration Form from the Parish Office.
Closing dates for registration: Reconciliation 10 February,   1st Communion 2 March,    Confirmation 1 June


We work with parents to make the receiving of this Sacrament a meaningful and memorable occasion where we welcome each child into our faith community.  Contact the Parish Office: 9499 1515.

RCIA (The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

This Rite introduces people wishing to join the Catholic Church to the community and prepares them to receive the Sacraments of Initiation. 

Mass of Anointing

Anointing Masses are held three times a year, once in each of the Churches.  A morning tea gathering follows the Mass.  Transport will be arranged for those unable to make their own way to the Mass.


This Sacrament requires an appointment with the Parish Priest and needs at least 2 months notice.  Contact the Parish Office.  Marriage preparation courses, the FOCCUS program, are held at Ivanhoe.  Please enquire and book directly through Centacare Catholic Family Services: 9287 5516 or


The Funeral Director will make contact with the Parish to arrange the time and details of the Funeral Mass.

The Parish also provides support for families at the time of bereavement and assists with the preparation of the Funeral Mass including the selection of readings from scripture and music.

Memorial Mass

The Parish holds a Memorial Mass in November each year for all those recently bereaved.

Those from within the Parish will be contacted by letter.  More information from the Parish Newsletter or from the Parish Office. 

Phone: (03) 9499 1515  



write to: 4 Waverley Ave, Ivanhoe 3079


Resources for Baptism, Marriage and Funerals*

  • Baptism Resources (click here)
  • Marriage resources (click here)
  • Funerals Resources (click here)