In our Parish, which is part of the Diocese of Broken Bay, the order of the Sacraments of Initiation for children after Baptism is;
- Confirmation - followed by
- First Reconciliation - then
- Eucharist (Holy Communion) - which completes their initiation into the Church.
Therefore, the Children’s Sacramental Program as a three-stage process, which normally runs over a 12-18 month period.
Children who are baptised Catholics and 8 years of age or older are eligible to join the program.
If your child is not yet baptised and you would like to know about Baptism, go to our Kids Baptism page.
Children usually begin the program whilst in Year 3 by preparing for and receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation.
After Confirmation, the children prepare for Reconciliation. They usually conclude the program in Year 4 by preparing for and receiving the Sacrament of Eucharist (Holy Communion).
It is not unusual however, for families to approach us with older children who have missed out on one or more of these sacraments for all kinds of reasons: moving house or area, overseas travel or living, etc. If this is your situation, or if you would like to know more about the Children's Sacramental Program, we warmly invite your to contact us to discuss how we can help you prepare your children for the Sacraments of Initiation.
Sacrament of Confirmation Postponed until 2021
Bishop Anthony Randazzo has announced that there will be no Confirmations celebrated in the Diocese of Broken Bay in 2020.
Bishop Anthony, has also announced changes to the minimum age (from 7 to 8 years) of the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation in our Diocese beginning in 2021. At this stage, we have no timetable for the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation for parishes across the Diocese in 2021. When the timetable has been released we will publish the dates for our Parish Confirmation program here on our website.
Click here - For full details of Bishop Anthony's announcement
If you would like to be placed on an email list for updates about Confirmation when they occur, please contact our
Children's Sacramental Co-ordinator Angela Hague at: email@example.com