Parish Sacramental Program for First Eucharist

"The cup of blessing which we bless” (1 Corinthians 10:16) 

Our Pastoral Associate Sandy Starbuck has been holding Zoom classes with children who attend schools other than Catholic in our Parish as part of the Sacramental Program for First Eucharist.

The children have attended weekly classes over the past 6 weeks to assist in their understanding of the Sacrament of the Eucharist. They work through worksheet materials and do some fun activities. Most recently, the children were asked to decorate a chalice which Sandy hopes to display in our worship space at the time of their First Communion. Here are some very colourful works of art from Keely Glennon, Charlotte Henderson and Samuel Farrugia. Thank you for sharing your work!

Chalice projects

Samuel also shared this beautiful Family Prayer he wrote! It's heartwarming to know that children in our parish are thinking of everyone's safety during these uncertain times.

Samuel's family prayer

Who would be joining Jesus and his disciples at The Last Supper table in 2020?

At St Mary’s, Whittlesea, the students in Year 4 this term are learning about the Eucharist and the Sacrament of welcoming Jesus into their lives through Holy Communion. Two weeks ago, they began with Jesus in their lives today. They were asked to recreate a meal with Jesus, like The Last Supper but add people whom they believed would be at the table in 2020. The teachers loved the additions to the table that included; important people in their lives (ranging from parents, siblings and grandparents), people who they see as an influence like Jesus (Fr Martin, Fr Shymon and their teachers) and people who are role models (sports players). These images demonstrate the influence that Christ can have within their lives as He is present within their families, their faith and their aspirations. Over the coming weeks, the students will learn about the historical context of the Eucharist celebration through the eyes of Jesus and connect it to their own lives where Jesus is the Lamb of God and Bread of Life who sacrificed himself to be with us forever in the Light of God.

Below is one image from a student in Year 4 who has her family and some very special guests (Fr Martin and the Pope) sharing a meal with Jesus:

Last Supper