Sacramental Journey

First Eucharist and Reconciliation 2020

ENROLMENT LINK FOR FIRST RECONCILIATION AND FIRST EUCHARIST PROGRAM WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE AFTER INFORMATION SESSION ON TUESDAY 30 JUNE 2020

ENROL HERE

Please email copies of Baptism Certificates to sacraments@holyspiritgungahlin.org.au

BOOK HERE for attendance at Commitment Mass and regular weekend Mass throughout the program.

Dear Parents and Carers,

We welcome you and your child into the life of our Parish through the Sacraments of First Eucharist and Reconciliation. 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.

Children receive their most important example of faith through you, their parents. Through your words, actions and involvement in parish life, they learn what it means to be part of a faith community.

If your child is Baptised Catholic in Year 3 or above and you would like them to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist for the first time, please join us for our Information Session:

Tuesday 30 June 6:30pm via Zoom

Please refer to your Handbook or email sacraments@holyspiritgungahlin.org.au if you require the Zoom link for this event.

Information Handbook
Copies of our handbook have been distributed to families through our parish schools Good Shepherd, Holy Spirit and Mother Teresa.  Families who will be joining our parish program are able to collect a copy of the handbook from our parish office (office hours Tue – Fri 9:00am – 3:00pm).  A soft copy is available here .

Preparation for the Sacraments of First Eucharist and Reconciliation

You are the first teacher of your child’s faith.  In their preparation for the sacraments we, the parish and school community, will support you.  However, we rely on your involvement in home learning and at Mass each weekend.

 

Students attending Good Shepherd, Holy Spirit and 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 will be provided by you at home and classes provided by the Parish.  These classes will be held on Saturday afternoon from 4:45pm to 5:45pm during the school term.  It is our intention to deliver these classes via Zoom until such time that restrictions are lifted, when we will change to in-person classes in the parish office.  Further details will be provided.

 

Important Dates – 2020 First Eucharist and Reconciliation

Please note the Sacrament of Reconciliation is now part of your child’s preparation for the Sacrament of First Eucharist (Holy Communion).

 

Parent and Child Information Meeting: 

  • Tuesday 30 June at 6:30pm via Zoom.

 

Commitment Masses:

  • Saturday 25 July at 5:00pm 6:00pm or
  • Sunday 26 July at 8:00am or 9:30am

 

Celebration of First Reconciliation*:

  • 25, 26, 27 August– 1:00pm and 6:15pm

 

Celebration of First Eucharist*:

Friday 11 September

4:45pm

Saturday 12 September

4:00pm

Sunday 13 September

9:30am

Friday 18 September

4:45pm

Saturday 19 September

4:00pm

Sunday 20 September

9:30am

Friday 11 September

6:30pm

Saturday 12 September

6:00pm

Sunday 13 September

11:30am

Friday 18 September

6:30pm

Saturday 19 September

6:00pm

Sunday 20 September

11:30am

*All dates subject to change according to appropriate health restrictions.

 

 

Currently we are only able to invite the immediate family members of the children (siblings and parents), however we are hoping COVID-19 restrictions will ease to allow for more visitors.

All First Reconciliation and First Eucharist sessions will be held at Holy Spirit Parish Church, Burdekin Ave, Amaroo. Sacramental Program information and enrolment link will be available on this page on Tuesday 30 June.

If, for whatever reason, you feel that your child is not ready to take this next step in their faith development, or that you are unable to find the time to commit to their preparation, then we encourage you to leave this commitment for another time when your child is older.  Sacraments can be received at any age.

If you have any queries, please contact Louise Johnson in the Parish Office
sacraments@holyspiritgungahlin.org.au

Our parish app and our parish website are the main sources of information regarding the changes made within our parish due to coronavirus.  https://www.holyspiritgungahlin.org.au/coronavirus/

 

 

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