Sacrament Program for School Aged Children
Our Sacrament Program continues
This will be a busy year across our parishes and schools as we will be completing preparation that was begun in 2020 and we will have many celebrations of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation to make up for those who could not celebrate them in 2020 and for those who will enrol in 2021.
Those families with children at either Our Lady of Good Counsel Primary School, Deepdene, Our Holy Redeemer Primary School, Surrey Hills or Our Lady’s Wattle Park Primary School will be enrolled at the school level by their teacher and Religious Education Leader.
First Reconciliation for school-aged children has been celebrated across our parishes for 2021. Details about the Sacramental Program for 2022 will be available later in the year.
Children preparing to receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist for the first time are usually in Year 4. In most instances, these children will have received the Sacrament of Reconciliation in the previous year (Year 3).
First Eucharist will be celebrated across our parishes during the year for those who could not celebrate in 2020 and those enrolled in 2021. Due to COVID safe settings in place for our churches, we will need to spread these celebrations over a number of months. We will be in touch with all families as these details are finalised.
Children preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation are usually in Year 5 or 6 of their primary school education. In most instances, these children will have prepared for and received the Sacrament of Reconciliation in Year 3 and the Sacrament of Eucharist in Year 4. These circumstances can vary. The celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation will take place in Term Four. The date is yet to be finalised.