Parish Sacramental Program

The Reception of Sacraments at St. Joseph’s Parish

Two programs will be offered to prepare children for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Communion or Confirmation in 2019. Each program provides 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 program.
  2. After-School Sacramental Program for students who attend other schools. Due to limited space only 20 children can participate in the after-school program 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 (or a copy of same) is to be forwarded to the Program Administrator / Catechist. Priority for enrolment will be given to children who live within the parish boundaries.

First Reconciliation (Grade 3 children)

Enrolment for Sacrament Register to enrol your child.
Parent Information Night Tuesday, 7 May at 7:00pm
Commitment Masses Saturday / Sunday, 18/19 May
Classes for Parish Students Thursdays 4:30 – 5:30pm
9, 16, 23 & 30 May,
6 & 13 June.
Sacrament of First Reconciliation Tuesday, 18 June at 7:00pm

First Communion (Grade 3 children)

Enrolment for Sacrament Register to enrol your child.
Parent Information Night Tuesday, 7 May at 7:00pm
Commitment Masses Saturday / Sunday 20/21 July
Classes for Parish Students Thursdays 4:30 – 5:30pm
18 & 25 July,
1, 8, 15 & 22 August.
Retreat Day Friday 23 August, 9:00am-3:00pm
Sacrament of First Communion 10am Mass on Sundays 25 August and 1, 8 & 15 September.

Confirmation (Grade 6 children)

Enrolment for Sacrament Register to enrol your child.
Parent Information Night Tuesday, 12 March at 7:00pm
Commitment Masses Saturday / Sunday 16/17 March
Classes for Parish Students Wednesdays 4:30 – 5:30pm
20 & 27 March, 1, 8, 15 & 22 May.
Retreat Day Friday 24 May, 9:00am-3:00pm
Sacrament of Confirmation Wednesday 29 May at 7:00pm