Sacrament Program for School Aged Children

Celebration Dates for 2023

The Sacrament celebration dates for 2023:

  • Reconciliation : 28-30 March 2023
  • First Eucharist : 10/11 June and 17/18 June 2023
  • Confirmation : 1, 3, 8 and 10 September 2023

Sacramental Program for 2023

Registration

Families are invited to register in the Parish’s Sacramental Program and Catechist Classes.  Students attending one of the Parish Primary Schools will be registered by the school.  Information about each Sacrament is provided below.

Preparation

Preparation for each Sacrament will be provided through the Parish Catechist Program which runs for six weeks prior to the celebration.  If your child attends one of the Parish Primary Schools their preparation will be completed during school hours with their classroom teacher.

Reconciliation

Children preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation are usually in Year 3.  Read more about Reconciliation…

The Sacrament of Reconciliation in 2023 will take place at:

  • Our Lady of Good Counsel Church at 6.00 pm on Tuesday, 28 March
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Church at 6.00 pm on Wednesday, 29 March
  • Our Holy Redeemer Church at 6.00 pm on Thursday, 30 March

Please complete the expressions of interest form and you will be contacted when the registration forms are open.

 

First Eucharist

Children preparing to receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist for the first time are usually in Year 4 and have received the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Read more about Eucharist…

The Sacrament of the Eucharist in 2023 will take place during Mass at:

  • Our Holy Redeemer Church at 6.00 pm on Saturday, 10 & 17 June
  • Our Lady of Good Counsel Church at 10.30 am on Sunday, 11 & 18 June
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Church at 9.00 am on Sunday, 18 June
  • Our Lady of Good Counsel Church at 5.00 pm on Sunday, 18 June

Please complete the expressions of interest form and you will be contacted in 2023 when the registration forms are open.

 

Confirmation

Children preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation are usually in Year 6 or above.  Read more about Confirmation…

The Sacrament of Confirmation in 2023 will take place at:

  • Our Holy Redeemer Church at 6.00 pm on Friday, 1 September
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Church at 1.00 pm on Sunday, 3 September
  • Our Lady of Good Counsel Church at 6.00 pm on Friday, 8 September and at 1.00 pm on Sunday, 10 December

Please complete the expressions of interest form and you will be contacted in 2023 when the registration forms are open.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC)

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC) in most instances 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.

Participants attend RCIC classes on a regular basis, usually beginning in September and continuing through the Easter season, with holiday breaks. Each child/young person comes into the RCIC program with different needs. Taking into consideration their age and levels of maturity, the goal of the RCIC is to provide participants with an understanding of what it means to know and love God, and to live a Christian life as a Catholic Christian.  Read more…