Dear Parents and Carers,
Please click here to enrol your child for the 2021 program.
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 2021 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 15 June at 1:00pm and 6:00pm in the Church
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 the following Saturday afternoons from 4:00pm to 5:00pm during the school term in the parish office:
- Saturday 17 July
- Saturday 24 July
- Saturday 31 July
- Saturday 7 August
- Saturday 14 August
- Saturday 21 August
- Saturday 28 August (4pm Start on 28 August).
Attendance in all of these classes is essential to the preparation program.
Important Dates – 2021 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 15 June at 1:00pm and 6:00pm
- Saturday 19 July
- Sunday 20 July
Celebration of First Reconciliation*:
- Tuesday 2 November (during school hours) – Good Shepherd School
- Wednesday 3 November (during school hours)- Holy Spirit School
- Thursday 4 November (during school hours) – Mother Teresa School
- Thursday 4 November at 6:00pm – Parish Program
- 12 October 2021 – via Zoom
Celebration of First Eucharist*:
- Mother Teresa School: Thursday 11 and 18 November at 6:00pm and 7:15pm
- Holy Spirit School and Parish Program: Wednesday 10 and 17 November at 6:00pm and 7:15pm
- Good Shepherd School and Parish Program: Friday 12 and 19 November at 6:00pm and 7:15pm
*All dates are subject to change according to appropriate health restrictions.
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. Sacramental Program information and enrolment link will be available on this page on Tuesday 15 June.
Our parish app and our parish website are the main sources of information regarding the changes made within our parish due to coronavirus. Please click here for more details.