The Sacraments of Initiation complete:
- a journey of re-birth in Christ,
- commitment to a community of disciples.
Baptism, Confirmation and Communion:
Together these make up the Sacraments of Initiation.
At the age of 7/8, children complete their Initiation through the parish Sacramental Process in small family groups.
This process commences each year and is in three sequential stages.
- Confirmation August-September
- Reconciliation February-March (following year)
- Communion May-June (following year)
Families wishing to participate should note that acceptance into the process requires:
-That the child is baptised
-Parent attendance (pre-requisite)at the Enquiry-Information session (1 hr)
before the process begins,
-Compulsory attendance at the Parent formation (catechesis) session for each Sacrament,
and all registration sessions,
-Completion of Documentation before Enrolment session:
*Copy of Baptism Certificate
*Donation to cover expenses
Before presenting the children for the final sacraments of initiation, it is expected that the children will have:
-Attended Weekend Mass regularly with their family
-Participated in the special Sunday Rituals in the program
-Attended all the program sessions and rehearsals.
All children are encouraged to participate in Children's Liturgy on the 1st , 2nd, 4th Sundays of the Month at Sunday Mass: 9am at the church of St Cecilia or 9.30am at the church of St Kieran.
Enquiries to Sacramental Coordinator: Ricki Margaret Hayes
"See that the divine life which God gives them is kept safe from the power of sin, to grow always stronger in their hearts." (from the Baptism liturgy)