Our Sacraments Program across the parishes guides children through their journey of Christian initiation into the Church, following on from their Baptism. The program is for primary school-aged children attending government or independent schools who are baptised and are seeking to continue their initiation into the Catholic tradition and receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation and Eucharist.
Members of the Catechist Team conduct classes for a small group of students on a weekly basis over a six-week period prior to the celebration of each sacrament. Catechists are invited to assist with at least one sacrament program throughout the year, in a voluntary capacity. Ideally, Catechists will have experience in teaching religious education in a Catholic school. Catechists are well supported and are provided with a program framework and resource materials. Learn more about the Sacrament Program for school aged children
Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC)
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC) is similar to the Sacramental Program described above, but in most instances it applies to children and young people, generally of school age, who have not been baptised.
The RCIC program can also provide assistance to those children who wish to prepare to receive the sacraments they have missed since Baptism, or who are seeking to join the Catholic Church. Read more…