Sacrament Program for School Aged Children

Our Sacrament Program is up and running for 2021

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.  The dates for Reconciliation and Eucharist have been set and our enrolment forms are available to complete. 

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

Children preparing to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time are usually in Year 3 of their primary school education, though this can vary.  The following dates have been set for the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation for this year:

Camberwell and Balwyn Deepdene Parishes

Tuesday, 9 March at 7.30 pm (for those who were prepared in 2020)

Tuesday, 23 March at 7.30 pm (for those who enrol for the first time in 2021)

Surrey Hills Wattle Park Parish

Wednesday, 10 March at 6.00 pm (for those who were prepared in 2020)

Thursday, 25 March at 6.00 pm (for those who enrol for the first time in 2021)

Reconciliation Registration

If you wish to arrange for your child to enrol in the program for the first time, please complete the Reconciliation Registration Form.

Reconciliation Registration Form

 

First Eucharist

Children preparing to receive the Sacrament of Eucharist for the first time are usually in Year 4 of their primary school education. In most instances, these children will have prepared for and received the Sacrament of Reconciliation in the previous year (Year 3). These circumstances can vary.

The following dates have been set for the celebration of the Sacrament of the Eucharist for this year:

Camberwell and Balwyn Deepdene Parishes

Sunday, 30 May at 4.00 pm (for those who were prepared in 2020)

Sunday, 6 June at 4.00 pm (for those who enrol for the first time in 2021)

Surrey Hills Wattle Park Parish

Sunday, 30 May at 2.00 pm (for those who were prepared in 2020)

Sunday, 6 June at 2.00 pm (for those who enrol for the first time in 2021)

First Eucharist Registration

If you wish to arrange for your child to enrol for the first time, please complete the First Eucharist Registration Form.

First Eucharist Registration Form

 

 

 

 

Confirmation

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.

Confirmation Registration

If you wish to arrange for your child to be confirmed, please complete the Confirmation Registration Form.  If you have any questions or wish to discuss arrangements, please contact the Parish Office.