Overview of the year’s program:           Sacramental Program


CONFIRMATION – Term 2

FIRST COMMUNION  -  Term 3

FIRST RECONCILIATION -  Term 4

 


 

Application Process – for ALL Sacraments

 

1: Ring/email the Parish Office  – at first contact, please provide

          • your child’s name,

          • date-of-birth,

          • school; and

          • your current correct email address and mobile number.

This is for parents of ALL children regardless of whether they attend a Catholic/Independent or Government school.

 

2: Bart, our coordinator, will send an email with an application form attached.

Before you return it to him, please ensure you have your child’s Baptismal certificate [and in applying for Confirmation, first Communion certificate].

These two certificates need to be copied, scanned and emailed along with the application form.

Please do NOT send them from your phone, as they do not copy properly for our files.

They must be sent as an attachment in an email.

 

As many of you will be aware, our Sacramental Program classes have been increasing in number each year.

We endeavour to be as inclusive and welcoming as possible.

However, we will have to make choices.

 

          1. People who are registered parishioners and people who are regular worshippers at the parish of Saint Joseph will have first preference.

          2. The remaining places will be offered first to those who have celebrated other sacraments in our parish.

          3. If there are still places remaining, we will have a waiting list.

 

 

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CONFIRMATION Dates:

Applications received and forms sent out: March 1 – 24

Email notification of acceptance into the program: April 2 – 13

Classes: 

ALL classes are at 4. 45 pm in the Upper Room – please be on time, as time is limited

May 6;   May 13;   May 20;   May 27;   June 3;   June 10;

Rehearsal   -  Sunday 17;

Sacrament of Confirmation  -  Sunday July 1 – during the 10.00am sung Parish Mass

Candidates attending Catholic Schools need to attend the first session and the rehearsal

 

 

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FIRST COMMUNION Dates:

 Applications received and forms sent out: June 25 – July 14

Email notification of acceptance into program: July 15 -  21

 

Classes:

ALL classes are at 4. 45 pm in the Upper Room - please be on time, as time is limited

July 29;  August 5;  August 12;  August 19;  August 26; September 2;

First Communion Rehearsal – September 9

First Communion Mass – September 16 – 10.00am

 Candidates attending Catholic Schools need to attend the first session and the rehearsal

 

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FIRST RECONCILIATION Dates:

ALL classes are at 4. 45 pm in the Upper Room - please be on time, as time is limited

Applications received and forms sent out: September 10 – 20

Email notification of acceptance into program: September 21 – October 7

 

Classes:

October 14;  October 21;  October 28;  November 4;  November 11;

Reconciliation Rehearsal:  November 18

Sacrament of Reconciliation:  Saturday,November 24 – 10am [TBC]

Candidates attending Catholic Schools need to attend the first session and the rehearsal

 

 

 

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 For any concerns or questions you might have please email me, Bart Welten at:

sacraments@stjosephssubiaco.org.au or phone me at the Office on 9381 0400

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A question people often ask: At what age should my child be prepared?

In accordance with pastoral practice in the Archdiocese,

we have adopted the following:

First Reconciliation:  from 8 years of age [Yr 3]

    First Communion:  from 9 years of age [Yr 4/5]

Confirmation:   from 11 years of age [Year 6]

 It is important at all times to respect your child’s journey of faith, and the working of the Holy Spirit.

Please don’t assume that just because they’re in a particular grade that they’re ready to take that next step.

Please pray about your child’s faith and just as you have a conversation with God about their readiness,

have a conversation too, with your child.

This is especially important when it comes to Confirmation…it is sometimes

better to wait for a peaceful readiness

than to push for what you, as a parent, believe to be right.

Spiritual maturity

doesn’t have the same time-clock

as emotional/physical maturity,

nor the same predictability as

moving from one year level to the next at school.

Ask the Holy Spirit

for the gift of discernment.

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