FIRST EUCHARIST 2023

FIRST EUCHARIST will be celebrated in our Parish on Sunday 10 September at 10:30 am Mass and 12:00 pm Mass.  First Eucharist is for children who are in Year 3 and above and have been baptised in the Catholic church and made their First Reconciliation.

To enrol your child, kindly attend the 5:30pm Mass on Saturday 29 July.  A short Enrolment and Information meeting will be held in the church at the end of this Mass.  Please bring a photocopy of your child’s Baptism and First Reconciliation certificates with you.  In addition we ask for a $33 Administration fee and will give instructions of how this can be paid online at the meeting.

It is compulsory that children, together with one parent, attend two Instructional Lessons.  These are being held on Sunday 13 August and Sunday 20 August from 8:00am – 9:45am and include attending the parish 9:00am Mass together.  

Children who attend St Mary & St Joseph Catholic Primary school are not required to attend these lessons as they will receive instruction during their Religious Education classes during school hours.    Enrolment details and communication will be sent to parents from the school.

As this Sacrament is at the heart of our Catholic faith and life, all children need to attend Mass each weekend from enrolment, 29 July, to the Sacramental Mass on 10 September.

Parents will also need to take responsibility for bringing their child to Reconciliation once prior to 10 September.  Reconciliation for all candidates will be held on Saturday 26 August and Saturday 2 September between 4:30pm – 5:00pm in the church.

A rehearsal date for First Eucharist will be communicated in due course.

NOTE:  NO FURTHER ENROLMENTS FOR PARISH CHILDREN WILL BE TAKEN AFTER 29 JULY.