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 will be available from this website, through the Parish Office, at Masses in the Parish or through the Parish School (OLA, Wavell Heights) from 14 June 2018. They will need to be submitted by late July. Parent Information Sessions will be held in August with preparation sessions for children and parents in late August and September. This will prepare for Confirmation in October. Preparation for First Communion 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. (sacramental.chermside@bne.catholic.net.au) Click Here for additional information about RCIA