Primary School Children:

Preparation of primary school children for the sacraments is carried out according to the Archdiocesan Sacramental Guidelines. New 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 process starts with completion of enrolment applications which are now available for the 2017 intake.Click here for Initial Application for Enrolment 2017 and 2018 Form. They are also available from the Parish Office during office hours or at the doors of both churches at Mass times. The final date for submission of the enrolment applications in 2017 is 28 July. On acceptance of the enrolment, parents will be advised of the dates for the compulsory Information Session for parents. This will provide information essential for them to make an informed decision about continuing with the enrolment of their children. Preparation for Confirmation will take place during August and September with confirmation being celebrated on 11 and 19 October.

Note: Baptism Children who wish to be prepared to receive the Sacraments must be baptised before enrolment.  If children are not already baptised, they will be unable to enrol this year.

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.  If there are teenagers or adults who are already baptised and wish to join the current programme, they need to contact the Sacramental Coordinator immediately. (sacramental.chermside@bne.catholic.net.au) Click Here for additional information about RCIA