Sacramental Programmes

Sacramental Programmes 2020


For Children from Other Schools

The sacraments are a key part of Church life and are celebrated within a Parish Church community. Celebrating a sacrament for the first time is an important step in the life of a child as a Catholic.

The parish of St James the Apostle offers a sacramental program to prepare those children for the sacraments who attend schools other than the parish-based St James the Apostle Primary School (Hoppers Crossing North), St Francis of Assisi Primary School (Tarneit) and St Clare’s Primary School (Truganina) and who live within the parish boundary. To register your child for First Reconciliation, First Eucharist or Confirmation, please contact the Sacramental Co-ordinator, Rachelle Revell, on 0411 774 636 or email Alternatively you may contact the parish office.


Please note the following important dates for 2020:


Reconciliation –Classes will begin on Saturday 15th February and will be held from 4pm to 5:30pm. (Registrations close a week before)
First Reconciliation for 2020 will be held on Monday 17th March at 6pm.

Confirmation – Classes will begin on Saturday 21st March and will be held from 4pm to 5:30pm. (Registrations close a week before)
Confirmation for 2020 will be held on Thursday 29th May at 7pm.

EucharistClasses will begin on Saturday 13th June and will be held from 4pm to 5:30pm. (Registrations close a week before)
First Eucharist for 2020 will be held on Sunday 30th August at 12:00pm.

Our Sacramental Preparation Programme places a strong emphasis on family involvement as we recognise that parents and guardians are the main educators in faith of their children. Therefore, three sessions are hosted for parents/caregivers to also prepare them for each of the sacraments.

This programme also gives parents and guardians the opportunity to deepen their own understanding of their faith, whilst participating more fully in the faith development of their children. This introduction to the Church’s sacramental life is an important step in a child’s journey in faith as part of a community of believers.

Parents have the right and responsibility to be directly involved in the preparation of their child to celebrate the sacraments. The parish and school communities affirm and support parents and guardians in this role.