Primary School Children:
Preparation of primary school children for the sacraments is carried out according to the Archdiocesan Sacramental Guidelines. Guidelines introduced in 2015 guide our process.
Children in Year 3 are accepted into the Parish programme to prepare them to receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion. Confirmation will be received in the latter part of Year 3 with First Holy Communion in Year 4. Older primary school children (Year 4 or 5) who have not completed these sacraments are also accepted into the programme.
The 2018 process starts with completion of enrolment applications during July 2018. Enrolment Forms are now available from this website. PLEASE CLICK HERE. They are also available through the Parish Office, at Masses in the Parish or through the Parish School (OLA, Wavell Heights). They will need to be submitted by 27 July. Parent Information Sessions will be held in August (8, 9 and 11) with preparation sessions for children and parents in late August and September. This will prepare for Confirmation on 17 October (St Gerard’s) or 18 October (St Paschal’s). Preparation for First Communion (which includes an experience of sacramental reconciliation) will take place in the first half of 2019.
Note: Baptism Children who wish to be prepared to receive the Sacraments must be baptised before enrolment. If children are not already baptised, you should check the arrangements for this process and prepare for baptism now.
Please note that Sacramental Preparation is the responsibility of the Parish, not the Catholic School, (though the Parish is extremely grateful for the support provided by our Local School). Thus you should expect to be provided with the latest information through Parish sources such as the Weekly Newsletter.
Teenagers and Adults:
Preparation for these sacraments as well as Baptism is carried out through the RCIA process. Please contact the Sacramental Coordinator for any further enquiries. (firstname.lastname@example.org) Click Here for additional information about RCIA