Children’s Sacramental Program

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 and your child 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 will be provided by you at home as well as classes provided by the Parish. These classes will be held on Saturday afternoons from 4:00pm to 4:45pm during the school term. Details of the dates will be available at the information session.


Young people in Year 6 or above are invited to prepare for their Confirmation through full and active participation in the Parish community. For more details go to Confirmation preparation Process. Registration will be open in February 2023.

First Eucharist and First Reconciliation

If your child is 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, please go to First Reconciliation and Eucharist process. Registration will be open mid 2023.


Please contact the Sacramental Coordinator for general enquiries about the children’s Sacramental program 

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