Celebrating Reconciliation and Eucharist for the first time (2023)

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: Thursday 30 March

Learners will be engaged in learning in preparation for the sacrament. Date subject to change.

Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time

For: Learners and parents
Where: St James the Apostle Church
Date: Wednesday 5 April
Times: 10am & 6:30pm

Learners will attend one liturgy. Parents will be able to select a time early in 2023.

Eucharist

Eucharist Faith Workshop

For: Families – Parents and learners
Where: Online [Google Meet]
Date: Thursday 22 June
Time: 7:00pm

All learners (with at least one adult) are expected to attend. Learners need to be logged in to their school Google account to access ther workshop. Date subject to change.

Eucharist Presentation Mass

For: Parents and learners
Where: St James the Apostle Church
Dates: Saturday 15 / Sunday 16 / Saturday 22 / Sunday 23 July
Time: Sat – 6:00pm; Sun – 8:30am, 10:30am, 5:00pm

All learners are expected to attend one Mass.

Eucharist Immersion Day

For: Learners
Where: St James the Apostle School
Date: Friday 4 August

Learners will be engaged in learning in preparation for the sacrament. Date subject to change.

Celebration of the Sacrament of Eucharist for the first time

For: Learners and parents
Where: St James the Apostle Church
Date: Saturday 19 August
Time: 10:30am

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.

Eucharist Reflection Day

For: Learners
Where: St James the Apostle School
Date: TBC

Learners will engage in a reflective and celebratory day. Lunch is provided on this day (chips, potato cake).


Dress requirements

All learners are expected to wear their summer (sport) uniform for either celebration of Reconciliation.

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.

Photography

Professional photography will be available for the celebration of Eucharist.

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

A flyer with package info and how to book will be provided in 2023.

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