Sacramental Programme

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMMES 2021

Due to Covid19 restrictions on the Church, the Sacramental programme looks a little different in 2021. Year 3 children will receive their Confirmation in Term 2 and then in 2022 they will continue with Reconciliation Term 1 and First Eucharist Term 3.

The preparation and presentation of children for the sacraments of Confirmation, First Reconciliation and First Eucharist is the responsibility of their parents who are the primary educators of their children in their Catholic Faith. They are supported in this role by Sacramental Programmes run by the parish. The programmes are designed to create a guide for parents to teach children about prayer and reflection within an ongoing Catholic life of faith and practice.

In our parish from 2021, the timeline for the sacraments is as follows:

Year 3 - Confirmation in Term 2

Year 4 - First Reconciliation Term 1 and First Eucharist Term 3 (on request only for older children)

Variations from the norm are to be expected when there exist special circumstances for example if the child is significantly older than the main group.

Attendance at all sessions, both parent and weekly classes, is essential if you wish to celebrate the sacrament for that year. So please write the session dates into your diary for reminder.

May God bless you and your children

Fr Greg Chee, Parish Priest

Photographs will be taken at these Sacraments. These images may be displayed from time to time around the church and published in Parish publications, on its website and its social media sites. Images from this event may also be used for marketing and communications purposes. If you have any concerns or require additional information, please contact the parish office via email at: office@corpuschristi.com.au

CONFIRMATION

The second of the Sacraments of Christian Initiation compliments and builds on Baptism, through the gift of the Holy Spirit sent by the Father and his son, Jesus our saviour.

Children must be Baptised in order to participate in this sacrament.

The table below contains the schedule for Confirmation in 2021

CONFIRMATION FOR YEAR 3 AND OLDER (Term 2)

Event

Date

Time/Venue

Enrolment form due

Monday April 26th

Parish Office

Parent Information Night 1 (Compulsory)

Thursday April 29th

7:30pm/ Church Hall

Parent Information Night 2 (Compulsory)

Thursday May 6th

7:30pm/ Church Hall

Presentation Mass Weekend

Weekend May 8th/9th 

Mass time of your choice/ Church

Class 1

Small groups of children and adults facilitated by a parent group leader volunteer

Beginning Week 8th May

TBD

Class 2

Beginning Week 15thMay

TBD

Class 3

Beginning Week 22ndMay

TBD

Class 4

Beginning Week 29thMay

TBD

Essential Confirmation Practice

Tuesday 15th June

4:30pm Church

Confirmation Ceremonies

Thursday 24th June

 Thursday 24th June

5.30pm Church

7.30pm Church

FIRST RECONCILIATION

Also known as Confession is the sacrament where we encounter the forgiving healing of Christ. Reconciliation provides support and direction in our catholic Faith journey ensuring that we remain in a state of grace.

Reconciliation is usually celebrated for the first time prior to receiving First Eucharist.

In order to participate in the Reconciliation Programme your child must be Baptised and Confirmed. Please contact us if you have any queries regarding this. sacraments@corpuschristi.com.au

First Reconciliation programme in 2021 will only be run on request.

FIRST RECONCILIATION FOR YEAR 4 AND OLDER (Term 1)

FIRST EUCHARIST

First Eucharist or Holy Communion is the sacrament which completes Christian Initiation with the receiving of the Eucharistic Body and Blood of Christ. Thereafter we should receive the Eucharist frequently for the support and growth of our Faith.

To be eligible to celebrate First Eucharist, a child must have celebrated baptism, Confirmation and Reconciliation.

The schedule for First Eucharist in 2021 will only be run on request.

FIRST EUCHARIST FOR YEAR 4 AND OLDER (Term 3)

For any enquiries please contact Gerri Hadwen via email sacraments@corpuschristi.com.au or the Parish office on 9144 6998