Starting in 2018, the Sacramental Program at St Joseph’s will take place in one calendar year. Information brochures and enrolment forms are available during Term 4 of the preceding year. This program is for children in Year 3 and above.
We begin with the Sacrament of Reconciliation during the season of Lent. The program continues in May/June with Confirmation and in August/September with First Eucharist.
The program is parish based and family centred, requiring the strong commitment of families and the support of the parish. The journey of the Sacraments is not a one-time event, but rather the continuation of a full and active participation in the life of the worshipping community. As such, participation in the Sunday Celebration of the community is an important part of this journey.
The program itself is consists of home-based activities that the family does together, culminating in a ‘Family Morning’ – a gathering of all the families together as a community to participate in fun, faith-based activities at St Joseph’s Conference Centre.
This is a beautiful time in the faith life of our children. The decision to enrol in the Sacramental Program should be discussed and prayed about as a family as the commitment required will impact on all family members. And yet, such commitment should encourage us to enter this time with excitement and reverence as our children actively encounter Jesus Christ through the Sacraments.
For more information on the Sacramental Program, please contact the Parish Office on 4959 2777.