Cathedral Event Calendar
At the Cathedral Saturday 8 June at 5.30 pm.All are welcome. Validated parking will be availab;le at the Wilson car parks on Hobson Street (the old Farmers car park $4)
At the Cathedral Saturday 8 June at 5.30 pm.All are welcome. Validated parking will be availab;le at the Wilson car parks on Hobson Street (the old Farmers car park $4) and Durham Lane ($2). Please bring your ticket to validate in the Cathedral.
All those newly baptised and those received into the Catholic Church from across the Diocese are invited to gather as the newest members of the Diocese to give thanks and praise to God for the wonderful gift received at Easter.
This occasion is very symbolic for these neophytes as it marks the end of the period of mystagogia. These newly welcomed Christians have begun in earnest their journey of discipleship with the support of the Catholic community.
As a diocesan community we have an opportunity at this significant Eucharistic celebration to join with the neophytes in praising God for their gift of faith and of showing our personal gratitude for who they are becoming as active members of the diocesan community.
This Mass is known as the Mass for Neophytes. A neophyte is one who is newly baptised into the Catholic Faith or received into the Catholic Church.
After initiation or reception, the new Catholic is henceforth known as a neophyte. This stage (although not often recognised) marks an ongoing journey into familiarity with and living as a Catholic. By tradition this stage is considered to last until the first anniversary of their baptism/reception.
(Saturday) 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm