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 in 2023 and you would like them to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist for the first time, please join us for one of the Information Sessions in 2023 on:
- Tuesday 20 June at 1:00pm
- Tuesday 20 June at 6:00pm
All information sessions to be held at Holy Spirit Church, Amaroo
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 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 and classes provided by the Parish. These classes are generally held on Saturday afternoons from 4:00pm to 4:45pm during the school term in the parish office:
- 22, 29 July
- 5, 12, 19, 26 August
Attendance in all of these classes is essential to the preparation program.
Important Dates – 2023 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 20 June at 1:00pm or 6:00pm
- Saturday 24 June at 5:00pm
- Sunday 25 June at 8:00am and 9:30am
Celebration of First Reconciliation:
- 22, 23, 24 August
Celebration of First Eucharist:
- 9-10 September 2023
- 16-17 September 2023
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. All First Reconciliation and First Eucharist sessions will be held at Holy Spirit Parish Church, Burdekin Ave, Amaroo.
If you have any queries, please contact Katrina in the Parish Office