Our sacramental programme encompasses the education for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation and Holy Communion. As Catechists we hope to create moments for you and your candidate to encounter Christ. The program seeks to catechise the parents, guardians and sponsors of the candidates so that they in turn can catechise their candidate in a manner suitable to their age and stage. Materials are prepared to support this education and future development. We aim to help families and individuals see that the Sacraments of The Catholic Church have an ongoing place in our lives and can bring our parish community closer together.
Candidates will need:
- To be 8 years or older.
- To be baptised and have a copy of their baptism certificate emailed to email@example.com
- To be registered on the Parish roll before 25 February 2024.
- To have a sponsor who is a practicing Catholic and is able to speak to the candidate every week.
- To have either a parent, guardian or sponsor attend all 10 sessions in order to catechise their candidate, so that the candidate is eligible to receive the sacraments. Unless ill, the candidate needs to attend all the sessions and events and complete their ‘homework’ activities.
Complete the Parish Roll online form. (This is a parish led program and as such candidates and their caregivers with need to be registered on the parish roll for the duration of the program)
|ECB Sacramental Program Dates for 2024
|Lent Starts this week
|School Starts this week
|Registrations after this date will be for 2025
|Baptism & Holy Spirit
|Holy Spirit & Gifts
|Vocation to Holiness
|6.30 PM followed by refreshments
|The Eucharist & Real Presence
|10:30 AM, St Francis de Sales Church
ATTENDANCE: There will be no exceptions regarding full attendance out of respect to those who make an effort to do so. With a doctors certificate, arrangements can be made to have a one on one repeat session to cover the materials. Please mark all the dates on your calendars and cancel other commitments.
Iona and Amanda