Central to our faith and therefore to our Religious Education Program are the sacraments of the Catholic Church. We focus on three of the Sacraments during the students’ time at primary school.
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance)
Year 3 students are prepared to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation in Year 4. They are given the opportunity of celebrating this for the first time at school on an individual basis with our Parish Priest within the Second Rite celebration of the Sacrament during Lent.
Sacrament of Eucharist (First Communion)
Year 4 students are prepared to celebrate the Sacrament of Eucharist for the first time. The parish community and the students’ families and friends are invited to celebrate together as the students receive the Body and Blood of Christ for the first time.
Before the celebration of the Sacrament, students are invited to present themselves to the parish community at weekend Mass and invite the community to pray for them.
Sacrament of Confirmation
Year 6 students are prepared for the Sacrament of Confirmation. The local Bishop is the principal Celebrant, along with the Parish Priest, who seal the students with the Holy Spirit. The parish community is invited to pray for the candidates when they present themselves at weekend Masses before the Sacramental celebration.
In preparing the children we are conscious that the ultimate responsibility for any child’s faith development and involvement in sacramental life rests with you as parents. We see our role as one of working in partnership with the family and the parish community to support the growth and development of the child.
Each year we will conduct family workshops to help make the time of preparation a significant time for the whole family. All families involved are required to attend these workshops.