Sacraments

Sacramental Programme

Receiving the sacraments is a special time in our journey of faith. In order to assist and support children and their families, the parish has a comprehensive Sacramental Programme to help prepare these special events.

The Sacramental Programme is the means by which baptised children can complete their journey into full membership of the Catholic Church.

Baptism is the first of three Sacraments of Initiation. The gift of God's Holy Spirit which the children received in Baptism is strengthened in the Sacrament of Confirmation, and they complete their initiation with the reception of first Holy Communion - a public declaration that they are now fully a part of this community, this "Communion" of God's family. The programme itself strives to help them grow into this community, and feel a real sense of belonging to the wider Family of God.

The Sacramental Programme runs in parallel with the RE syllabus in our parish school. Whilst most of the children who attend our programme will be in years 2 and 3 in Corpus Christi Primary school, we also extend a warm welcome to children from other schools who live in the parish and we will adapt the programme to the needs of these and older children.

Ideally, the programme involves a close partnership between the parish, the home and the Catholic school - but if your child does not attend a Catholic school, we will do all we can to prevent them from missing out on anything.

Each part of the programme is important, as it forms a part of the child's experience of God which will remain with them for the rest of their lives. We hope this will be a very positive experience, and we trust that parents will support them at every step of the journey.

Parents made a commitment when they presented their children for Baptism to support them and help them make sense of our Faith as they grew old enough to understand more. In enrolling your child for receiving the sacraments parents and carers need to recognize the importance of giving the full programme their full support.

For further details about enrolling in the programme email Kathy Lee, the Sacramental Programme Co-ordinator on sacraments@corpuschristi.com.au or speak to any of our priests after any Mass or contact the parish office during office hours.