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.


Congratulations to learners who celebrated this sacrament for the first time.

The sacrament is always available to everyone in the community every Saturday at 9:30-10:00 am and 5:00-5:30 pm.


Celebration of the Sacrament of Eucharist for the first time

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

  • 10:30am: 4 Blue & 4 White
  • 12:00pm: 4 Brown & 4 Yellow

Doors will open 20 minutes before the Mass begins. We ask that everyone is seated to begin on time.

Sunday Mass normally runs for 60 minutes.

All learners are expected to attend their allocated celebration.

Eucharist Reflection Day

For: Learners
Where: St James the Apostle School
Date: Thursday 1 September

Learners will be provided with a fish & chips lunch on the day.

Dress requirements

The sacrament of Eucharist does not require any special piece of clothing as part of the liturgy. While families might wear a particular type of dress as a tradition, this is not necessary for the celebration of the sacrament.

All members of the congregation are expected to dress neatly and respectfully.

COVID-19 requirements

Our liturgical celebrations are organised in accordance with the COVID-19 Guidelines approved by Most Rev Peter A Comensoli, Archbishop of Melbourne (as at 20 July 2022):

  • Fitted face masks are not compulsory, but are highly recommended, especially with the lower number of children under 12 who have been vaccinated.
  • QR code check-in is not required.
  • There are no limits on participants or density requirements at Places of Worship.
  • There will not be any vaccination requirements nor any requirement for organisers to check vaccination status for attendees at Places of Worship.

More information is available via the Melbourne Archdiocese website.


Professional photography will be available for the celebration.

Jared Revell will be taking photographs in the Paulist Centre from 90 minutes before the celebration.

Download the flyer with package info and how to book below.

Do not send this form to school – please communicate directly with Jared.