Sacramental Journey

Children’s Sacramental Process

We welcome you and your child into the life of our Parish through the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation.  These Sacraments of Initiation are a wonderful opportunity for parents and children to renew their faith; to discover God who is present in all we do.

What do I need to do to prepare?

  • It is essential that you attend the relevant information session. These sessions provide important details about your child’s preparation for the Sacrament. Home Preparation Materials are also distributed at this time.
  • It is important that you are actively involved in the parish community through regular attendance at Mass each weekend. You may also like to join a group, bring your child to Children’s Liturgy on Sunday morning, join the parish roster or reach out to the wider Gungahlin community through St Vincent de Paul.
  • Students attending Holy Spirit, Good Shepherd or Mother Teresa Primary Schools - preparation will be provided by you at home and supported by their classroom learning.
  • Young people attending any other school - preparation classes are provided by the Parish. These will be held on Saturday afternoon from 4:45pm to 5:45pm during school term. Details of the dates will be available at the information session.

First Eucharist and First Reconciliation

If your child a baptised Catholic in Year 3 or above and you would like them to receive the Sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation for the first time you will need to complete the following preparation.

**Please note registrations have closed for 2017.  Please check here or the Parish bulletin in December for 2018 dates.


Young people in Year 6 or above are invited to prepare for their Confirmation through full and active participation in the Parish community.  Please click here to view details about the preparation process.

**Please note registrations have closed for 2017.  Please check here or the Parish bulletin in December for 2018 dates.


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