2014 First Eucharist (Holy Communion) and Reconciliation
All parents wishing to enroll their child in the First Reconciliation and First Eucharist program for 2014 are encouraged to participate in the parish community at weekend Mass. This is the first step in your child's preparation. An information session will be held in mid 2014. You make like to join us on facebook (Holy Spirit Catholic Parish, Gungahlin) or watch our website for updates.
Resources for parents
Together at One Altar is a resource for school aged children in years F-12 in Australia to develop their formation in the Eucharist and assist their full, active and conscious participation in the Eucharist
John Garratt Publishing a handout for your family to reflect on the Mass
What family meals teach us about Eucharist (http://www.rtjscreativecatechist.com)
It's not just confession anymore: The sacrament of reconciliation will mean much more to children when reconciliation is a way of life for them. Here's why:
First Communion: Joining the Family Table by Carol Luebering
Important Dates in the 2013 Program:
These 2013 dates are indicative of the 2014 schedule however final dates will not be available until February 2014.
RECONCILIATION for all children making their First Eucharist
All children will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation prior to their First Eucharist.
Reconciliation will be celebrated at the following times:
- 1:00pm and 6:00pm Tuesday 20 August
- 1:00pm and 6:00pm Wednesday 21 August
Parish First Eucharist and Reconciliation Preparation Classes
(For children NOT attending Catholic Schools)
Preparation classes for children will be held in term 3 on the following dates:
- Saturday 27 July and 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 August at 4:45pm
All Classes will be held in the parish office meeting room, adjacent to Holy Spirit Parish Church, Burdekin Ave, Amaroo
Precious Memories Mass
Bring your memory ribbons to Saturday 3 August at 6:00pm, or Sunday 4 August at 9:30am or 5:30pm
Bring your growing seeds to Mass on Saturday 31 August at 6:00pm, or Sunday 1 September at 9:30am or 5:30pm
Wednesday 4 September at 6:30pm
Jesus Day (during school time)
- Thursday 5 September if First Eucharist is on 7/8 September
- Thursday 12 September if First Eucharist is on 14/15 September
2013 Program details are available in the flyer.