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 Wendy Gonsalves, email [email protected]. Alternatively you may contact the parish office on 03 9401 6367.

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.


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