Sacramental Program

Sacramental Program

 

Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism effects the remission of original sin and actual sins and of all punishment due to sin. It confers sanctifying grace, membership in Christ and in the Church and the obligation to obey the Church's laws. It leaves an indelible character on the soul.

This Sacrament may be conferred at any age.

The Baptism Preparation Program for children is held every first Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm in the Presbytery Meeting Room.

The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) prepares adults to receive the Sacrament of Baptism. It is held every Tuesday at 7.45pm (after the Devotion to St Michael) in the Presbytery Meeting Room.

 

 Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as Sacrament of Confession or Penance) is the sacrament in which the priest, as the agent of God, forgives sins committed after Baptism, when the sinner is heartily sorry for them, sincerely confesses them, and is willing to make satisfaction for them.

Children receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time from Year 2.

 

 Holy Communion

The Sacrament of Holy Communion is the reception of Christ's Body and Blood. We believe in the real presence of Jesus, who died for our sins. The Eucharist or Holy Communion is both a sacrifice and a meal. The "source and summit of the Christian life", this sacrament confers great graces that sanctify us and help us grow in the likeness of Jesus Christ.

Children receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion for the first time in Year 3 (after having received the Sacrament of Reconciliation the previous year).

  

 Confirmation

The Sacrament of Confirmation binds the baptized more perfectly to the Church, enriching them with the seven gifts (wisdom, understanding, right judgement, knowledge, courage, reverence, fear of the Lord) of the Holy Spirit. They are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the Faith by word and deed. The Bishop is the ordinary minister of Confirmation.

Children receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in Year 6 (after having received the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion).

 

 Reconciliation Guide for Children

 

Who may receive Holy Communion?

 

2017 Sacramental Calendar

 

2017 Sacramental Program Flyer

 

The Sacrament Registration Forms are available on this website

 

For more information, please contact:

Valerie Gonzaga (Sacramental Coordinator)

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