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 and was interrupted by the Covid-19 restrictions. Parents have been contacted and the children are now preparing for Reconciliation and first communion in August and September.

New Sacramental Enrolments:

The next intake of children in the sacramental programme will be children who are in Year 3 (or older) in 2020. Confirmation had been booked with the Bishops for 21 and 22 October 2020. 

It is now necessary for  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. Baptism preparation for this group will commence on Saturday 25 July so arrangements need to be made urgently as it will not be repeated until 2021.
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 Parish 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

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN and VULNERABLE ADULTS
PREVENTION AND PROTECTION POLICY

 The Archdiocese of Brisbane holds that children, young people and vulnerable adults are a gift from God with an intrinsic right to dignity of life, respect and security from physical and emotional harm.  They are to be treasured, nurtured and safeguarded.