Celebrating Reconciliation and Eucharist for the first time (2022)

Learners in Year 4 celebrate the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist for the first time.

Learners in Year 4 across the parish are prepared to celebrate the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist for the first time. If your child is Roman Catholic or of a Rite that is in communion with Rome, they will celebrate the sacraments. More information about this process is explained in the Sacramental Preparation Policy. These are important celebrations in the faith life of your child and our parish. Dates and venues may change depending on circumstances. You will receive confirmed information closer to each event.

Reconciliation

Reconciliation Immersion Day

For: Learners
Where: St James the Apostle School
Date: Friday 11 March

This is a reflection and preparation day where learners will engage in activities to prepare for their first Reconciliation.

Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance) for the first time

For: Learners (and parents)
Where: St James the Apostle Church
Date: Wednesday 6 April
Times:

  • 10:00am
  • 12:00pm
  • 7:00pm – For learners who wish to have their parents with them

Eucharist

Eucharist Family Workshop

For: Parents and learners
Where: St James the Apostle School
Date: Thursday 21 July
Time: 7:00 – 8:00pm

All learners and at least one parent are expected to attend.

Presentation Masses

For: Parents and learners
Where: St James the Apostle Church
Dates: TBC [Final details provided in 2022]
Mass times:

  • Saturday: 6:00pm
  • Sunday: 8:30am, 10:30am, 5:00pm

Your family is asked to attend one Mass, so that your child may be presented to the parish community.

Eucharist Immersion Day

For: Learners
Where: St James the Apostle School
Date: Friday 29 July

This is a reflection and preparation day. Learners celebrate Reconciliation (Penance) as part of the day.

Celebration of the Sacrament of Eucharist for the first time

For: Learners and parents
Where: St James the Apostle Church
Date: Saturday 27 August
Times:

  • 10:30am
  • 12:00pm

All learners are expected to attend one celebration.


COVID-19 Requirements

Any COVID-19 requirements will be confirmed prior to the event.

Photography

Professional photography will be available for the celebration of Eucharist.

Information will be provided closer to the event.


Watch live

The Mass may be live streamed. Access information will be provided closer to the event.