SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION PROGRAMS

 Logo - Sacraments of Initiation

 

  • First Reconciliation
  • First Holy Communion
  • Confirmation

 

At Our Lady of Fatima Parish Kingsgrove, children are prepared for the sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation through family-centred, parish-based sacramental programmes.

This means that parents are heavily involved in preparing their children for the sacraments through programs implemented and supported by the parish.

Each preparation program begins with an Information Session and Commitment Mass. It follows four or five weeks of small group sessions at which both parents and children participate. Our programs require a considerable commitment from parents and children and this should be considered carefully before making the decision to enrol.

The usual age for the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion is when the child reaches Year 3 and for Confirmation, Year 6. Children of other ages will be considered for enrolment by the sacramental coordinator, in consultation with the parish priest.

ENROLMENT IN SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMS

Enrolment in First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation Programmes for 2017 are being accepted NOW.

First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion

If your child has been baptised in the Catholic church and will be in Year 3 in 2017 he/she may be eligible to join the First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion Programs next year. Preparation for First Reconciliation (Confession) takes place in Term One and First Holy Communion in Term Two.

Confirmation

If your child has been baptised in the Roman Catholic Church, has received the sacraments of both Reconciliation and Eucharist and will be in Year 6 in 2017, he/she may be eligible to join the Confirmation Program. Preparation for Confirmation takes place in Term Three. Older children may also apply.

Please note that children baptised in Eastern Rite Catholic and Orthodox churches have already received the sacrament of Confirmation at Baptism and the sacrament cannot be repeated.

Sacramental Programs 2017 Dates Brochure available here.

Where do I obtain an enrolment form?

2017 Sacramental Enrolment Form available here.

They are also available from the foyer of OLF Church and the Parish Office.

How do I submit my enrolment form?

Your completed enrolment form must be accompanied by a copy of the child's baptismal certificate. It may be returned via:

  • OLF Parish Office (behind the Clune Centre) Hours: Tues to Fri, 8.30am to 4pm
  • Fax: 9554 9637
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  • Mail:    Sacramental Coordinator
               OLF Parish Kingsgrove
               PO Box 377
               Kingsgrove
               NSW     1480

 

Enquiries:

For more comprehensive information on our programs and Sacramental policies and guidelines please contact the Parish Sacramental Coordinator: Joanna Sukkar.

Office Phone Number:  9554 5752

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