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    PARISH SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME – IMPORTANT INFORMATION!

    Confirmation 2021

    The celebrations of the Sacrament of Confirmation for children in  Year 3 (and older) have been scheduled for Wednesday 11 August, Friday 13 August and Saturday 14 August. At this stage we have been allocated 8 sessions  due to the possibility of COVID 19 restrictions remaining in place until next year.

    The full program dates  for the 2021/2022 Children’s Sacramental Program will be available in coming weeks.

    As part of the review of Sacramental preparation, the following decisions have been taken:

    • ·The order of the Sacraments of Initiation remains unchanged: Baptism – Confirmation – First Reconciliation – Eucharist (First Communion);
    • ·From 2021 onwards, children will receive Confirmation in Year 3 (not Year 2 as is the current practice) and then the remaining Sacraments in Year 4. This arrangement makes more sense in terms of a child’s level of maturity and ability to experience a meaningful reception of the Sacrament;
    • ·While the full implications of this decision are yet to be explored, these changes open up other possibilities for the sacramental formation of children and their families. More information will be made available as it comes to hand.