Sacramental Programmes

Sacramental Programmes 2021

For Children from Other Schools

Programme Coordinator: Maribel Maniquiz


Parish office: [03] 9401 6367

General Information for registering your child for the sacrament.

General inquiries and dates are published on the parish website.

Specific information will only be sent to those who are officially registered on the website.

Once you have registered in any of the programs, the Co Ordinator will keep your expression of interest on file and she will be in touch with you when we have all the details. (Do make sure your email address is correct at the time of registration)

Guidelines for Registering:

Age for Reconciliation:      Year 3 age 9+

Age for Holy Eucharist:     Year 4 age 10+

Age for Confirmation:       Year 6 age 11+

Select the sacramental program you would like for your child and enter details.

On doing so you will receive a message auto generated by the system reading,  ‘ Your registration has been successful’

If you do not receive this message, please check again that all necessary fields are filled out fully and correctly.

After that wait patiently the coordinator  will be in touch when we have program details for that sacrament are ready and they will be emailed to you.

We will also be publishing dates for the programs in the parish bulletin in future so you do not miss a beat.

God Bless


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 Maribel Maniquiz, email Alternatively you may contact the parish office on 03 9401 6367.

Registrations for Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation for 2021 have now closed.

NOTE: All correspondence during the program will be through email so please check regularly for reminders or updates.

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.


St James The Apostle