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 2021. 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 25 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. Parents who paid this fee in 2020 are not obliged to pay again in 2021, and the details they entered into our Sacramental Program system in 2020 have been retained.
  3. 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.
  4. 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)

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Parent Information NightTuesday, 27 April at 7:00pm
Commitment MassesSaturday / Sunday, 1-2 May
Classes for Parish StudentsThursdays 4:30 – 5:30pm
6, 13, 20 and 27 May,
3 and 10 June.
Sacrament of First ReconciliationTuesday, 15 June at 7:00pm 

First Communion (Grade 3 children)

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Parent Information NightTuesday, 27 April at 7:00pm
Commitment MassesSaturday / Sunday 17-18 July
Classes for Parish StudentsThursdays 4:30 – 5:30pm
22, 29 July,
5, 12, 19 and 26 August.
Retreat DayWednesday 25ugust, 9:00am-3:00pm
Sacrament of First CommunionAll masses on Weekends of  28/29 August and 4/5 September.

Confirmation (Grade 6 children)

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Parent Information NightTuesday, 16 March at 7:00pm
Commitment MassesSaturday / Sunday 20-21 March
Classes for Parish StudentsWednesdays 4:30 – 5:30pm
24 March, 14, 21 and 28 April, 5 and 12 May.
Retreat DayFriday 28 May, 9:00am-3:00pm
Sacrament of ConfirmationWednesday 2 June at 7:00pm