The celebration of the Eucharist is the centre of the entire Christian life, in which Jesus Christ is offered and received, and by which the Church constantly lives and grows. It is the summit and the source of all Christian worship and life, signifying and effecting the unity of the people of God, providing spiritual nourishment, and achieving the building up of the Body of Christ. ( Canon 897)
The celebration of the sacrament of the First Eucharist (First Communion) includes the family, school and parish community.
Children are prepared for the reception of this sacrament at an appropriate age level, which is Year 4.
Children enrolled in Catholic schools participate in a program which assists in their understanding of the sacraments. In cases of children attending schools other than Catholic, a program is presented after school over a number of weeks. There is set class work in addition to family activities to be done at home.
All children and their families preparing for this sacrament are expected to attend Faith Evenings as circulated, as well as Sunday Mass at various times throughout the preparation time.
PARISH SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM FOR 2020
The Parish Sacramental Program for First Eucharist children will commence on Tuesday 30 June via Zoom. By using this digital format we can maintain our connection with families. This preparation will continue for the foreseeable future. Currently we are unable to say when the celebration of First Eucharist will be taking place. When that does become more clear, we will be ready to celebrate!
Any questions about the Sacramental Program for children, please contact the Parish Office 9412 849.