First Steps

We want to meet you.

Whether you are new to attending church, are curious or haven’t been to church for a long time, please know that you are welcome at Holy Spirit.

You may have lots of questions, so we’ve provided some information below to make your first visit easy and enjoyable. 

What to expect at Holy Spirit

You are welcome here. No dress code, no obligations!

Holy Spirit Church is a warm, friendly community, made up of people of all ages, and various cultures and faith experiences.

Our weekend services are on Saturday 6pm, Sunday 8am, 9:30am & 5pm

We want you to feel as comfortable as possible when you visit, so here is what you can expect at Holy Spirit

  • A warm, friendly welcome
  • Each service to last around an hour.
  • Thought-provoking and engaging homilies
  • Inspiring worship music.
  • Teaching for your kids under 12yrs (at our 9:30am Sunday Mass)

 

Visiting us

You’ll find below different ways you can get to Holy Spirit

If you’re planning to visit, we’d love to welcome you! Please complete the form below and we will make sure there is someone looking out for you.

Not ready for Mass?

If you’re not ready for Mass, consider joining our next Alpha Course, which is a relaxed, social setting for exploring Jesus and the Christian faith – see here for next course.

If you have any question, or would just like to connect with us, please contact us here and we will be in touch!

Questions about your first time here

I’m not Catholic – am I welcome? 

Absolutely! We believe the story and person of Jesus is for everyone! We would love to meet you and answer any questions you may have.

I haven’t been to Church in a long time - am I welcome?

Yes! Many parts of the Mass and church life may be familiar to you, but some things may not be as you remember. It’s our hope that Holy Spirit might be a place where you feel at home.

What are your Mass times?

Our weekend Mass times are Saturday 6 pm, Sunday 8 am, 9:30 am, & 5 pm.

We also have shorter daily Masses at 6.30 am Monday and Thursday; at 5:30pm Tuesday and Wednesday; at 6:00 pm Friday; and at 8 am Saturday.

Visit our Worship page for more details.

What happens during Mass?

All our Masses (services) incorporate prayer, readings from the Bible, a homily (message), receiving Jesus in the Eucharist, and great music. Our weekend Masses are usually about an hour in length.

Are children welcome?

Yes! We love kids to love church too. All children and families are welcome in the main part of the church. We have an air-conditioned Parents Room at the back of the church for your comfort too. Our children’s program, called Little Church, is available during our Sunday 9:30 am Mass and is an engaging and fun way for primary school aged children to learn about the Bible and about Jesus. See our ‘For Kids’ page for more information.

Do I have to participate?

We want you to feel welcome to come along and join us at Mass without feeling concerned about being asked to do anything. You can leave whenever you like and while you can remain anonymous, we encourage you to introduce yourself to one of the priests or parishioners – we look forward to meeting and connecting with you.

Will I be asked to give money?

During Mass we provide the opportunity for regular parishioners to help support our priests and parish financially. Please feel free to not contribute at this time. Most parishioners give electronically.

What if I have more questions?

We would love to hear from you. Please get in touch with us at holyspiritcasuarina@gmail.com

Can I have my child baptised here?

Yes, we’d love to welcome your family into our parish. Click here to read about our process for Baptisms and to complete the online Application for Baptism form.