Formation & Catechesis

Parish Catechists in the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine

Jesus says to his disciples, “Go out into all the world and preach the Good News.” A catechist has the joy of spreading this Good News to the Catholic children in the Primary Schools within our parish. Our team of catechists are trained and resourced to make this a meaningful experience for both children and catechist alike. This rewarding form of discipleship does not require an in-depth knowledge of Catholic doctrine as resources are fully provided. The catechist brings a deep love of Jesus and love for children. It takes a little time to prepare and give your lesson once a week. It is also possible to attend classes once a week in a supportive role to our catechist.

Our team is currently teaching over 400 students in St Ives Primary, St Ives North Primary, St Ives Park Primary, Turramurra North Primary and St Ives Secondary schools.

We are always seeking new people who might be able to assist us in this ministry.

If you can help please email your interest to

Children’s Sacramental Program

This program helps prepare members of our parish to receive the Sacraments of Confirmation, Reconciliation and Eucharist. It is facilitated by our Sacramental Program Co-ordinator and draws assistance from parents of the children in the program who act as session leaders for the weeks over which the program is conducted. We prepare for Reconciliation in February/March; Confirmation in May/June; First Eucharist in July/August.