Children's Sacramental Preparation Program

At Our Lady of Dolours, which is part of the Diocese of Broken Bay, the order of the Sacraments of Initiation for children after Baptism, begins with Confirmation then First Reconciliation before receiving First Holy Communion to complete their initiation into the Church.

Therefore, the Children’s Sacramental Program at Our Lady of Dolours is a three-stage course that normally runs over a 12-18month period. Children who are baptised Catholics and 7 years of age or older are eligible to join the program.

An overview of the whole process is explored at our Sacramental Program Overview Parent Meeting. 

Our next Sacramental Program Overview Parent Meeting for the 2019-2020 Program will be held on;

Wednesday 10 April 2019 at 7.00pm in Our Lady of Dolours Church

At this meeting, the order of the Sacraments is discussed and the roles of parents, children, parish and school are explained. We recommend all parents enrolling a child or considering to enrol a child for the first time in our Children's Sacramental Program here at Our Lady of Dolours attend this meeting. 

If you would like to download a copy of the current (2018-2019) Children's Sacramental Program please use the following link.

2018-2019 Sacramental Program Information (PDF 434.1KB)

Alternatively you can see all the details, dates and enrol in the relevant sacramental preparation program by selecting the menu options on this page.

If you would like to contact someone about the Sacramental Program at Our Lady of Dolours please contact either:

Contact Phone email

Angela Hague

(02) 9410 9033
Fr. Jim McKeon (02) 9410 9022