Parish Sacraments in 2017

The Reception of Sacraments at St. Joseph’s Parish

Two programs will be offered to prepare children for the Sacrament of First Reconciliation, First Communion or Confirmation in 2017. Both programmes provide theological, scriptural and catechetical input to assist the children to grow in faith as they prepare to receive these sacraments.

  1. School Sacramental Program at St Joseph’s School, is provided as part of the school’s religious education programme.
  2. After-School Sacramental Program for students who attend other schools. Due to limited space only 20 children can participate in the after-school programme for each of the three sacraments. A fee of $60.00 is charged to cover the cost of resources and tuition. Families wishing to present their children for First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation, are asked to make a commitment to the entire program (see the relevant dates below). If you are unable to do so, we request that you wait until these sacraments are offered in a future year.
    If your child does not live within the parish boundaries, then a letter of permission from the Parish Priest where you live is to be forwarded to the Parish office.

First Reconciliation (Grade 3 children)

Enrolment for Sacrament
Parent Information NightTuesday, 2 May at 7:00pm
Commitment MassesSaturday / Sunday, 6/7 May
Classes for Parish StudentsThursdays 4:30 – 5:30pm
4, 11, 18 & 25 May,
1 & 8 June.
Sacrament of First ReconciliationTuesday, 13 June at 7:00pm

First Communion (Grade 3 children)

Enrolment for Sacrament
Parent Information NightTuesday, 2 May at 7:00pm
Commitment MassesSaturday / Sunday 17-18 June
Classes for Parish StudentsThursdays 4:30 – 5:30pm
22 & 29 June,
20 & 27 July,
3 & 10 August.
Retreat DayThursday 17 August, 9:00am-3:00pm
Sacrament of First Communion10am mass on Sundays 20 & 27 August, and
Sundays 3, 10 & 17 September.

Confirmation (Grade 6 children)

Enrolment for Sacrament
Parent Information NightTuesday, 21 March at 7:00pm
Commitment MassesSaturday / Sunday 25/26 March
Classes for Parish StudentsWednesdays 4:30 – 5:30pm
22 & 29 March, 26 April,
3, 10 & 17 May.
Retreat DayTuesday 23 May, 9:00am-3:00pm
Sacrament of Confirmation Wednesday 24 May at 7:00pm