Primary School Children:

Preparation of primary school children for the sacraments is carried out according to the Archdiocesan Sacramental Guidelines.
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.

Children who enrolled in the Programme and were Confirmed in 2019 started their preparation for First Communion in March. This was interrupted by the Covid-19 restrictions and the June date for First Communion is now unlikely. Parents will be contacted with further information as it becomes available.

New Sacramental Enrolments:

The next intake of children in the sacramental programme will be children who are in Year 3 (or older) in 2020. With the current situation, we are unable to advise the details of the process and dates  for this group – though Confirmation had been booked with the Bishops for 23 and 24 October 2020. This may also need to change.

It would greatly assist our forward planning if parents of children in this group (mainly year 3 in 2020) would access the Expression of Interest  Form here, complete it and email it to Dianne, the Sacramental Coordinator at sacramental.chermside@bne.catholic.net.au. You will then be advised as new plans are made for the reception of the sacraments for this group.

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 ParishSchool). 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