Pastoral Formation day
Be not afraid: preparing & celebrating sacraments of healing
23 Nov 19 - 23 Nov 19 08:30 AM 04:45 PM
Pakenham, St Patrick's Parish Centre.
02 9701 4751
Australian Catholic University
Add Event to Calendar 23/Nov/19 08:30 AM 23/Nov/19 04:45 PM Australia/Melbourne Pastoral Formation day
Be not afraid: preparing & celebrating sacraments of healing

Pakenham, St Patrick's Parish Centre.

Pastoral Formation Day

 Be not afraid: preparing and celebrating sacraments of healing

 What do Catholics believe about sacraments of healing? How do Catholics celebrate reconciliation? How do Catholics care for the sick? Viaticum and Communion to the sick.


Open to the public, this formation day is for pastoral care workers, clergy, hospital chaplains, lay ministers, parishioners and all those who care for the sick.

This pastoral formation day will investigate Catholic beliefs about the healing power of prayer and sacraments.  It will look at how we celebrate the healing brought about by reconciliation and forgiveness.  Priests experienced in administering the sacraments of healing will discuss how they care for the sick spiritually and sacramentally. All participants will engage in a consideration of how lay people can care for the sick by visiting them, and offering comfort, assistance and prayer. The day will conclude with an exploration of Viaticum and how to minister Communion to the sick.

Presenters: Professor Clare Johnson with Fr. Joseph Abutu and Ms Sharon Boyd

Formation date: Saturday, 23 November 2019

 Time: 9am start (registration from 8.30am) and 4.45pm finish

Venue: Parish Centre, St. Patrick’s Parish, 142 Princes Highway, Pakenham (Enter from O’Shannessy Street)

Registration fee: $60 per person ($30 for ACU staff/students). Fee covers morning and afternoon tea, a light lunch, and a handbook on Communion to the sick.

Register by: Tuesday 19 November 2019

Enquiries: or (02) 9701 4751

Information and registration  Follow this link to download flyer and choose Sale, Pakenham to commence registration.