Sacramental Program at All Hallows’ Parish 2021
Welcome to the All Hallows’ Sacramental Program for 2021.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches, “The Sacraments of Christian Initiation – Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist – lay the foundations of every Christian life…The faithful are born anew by Baptism, strengthened by the Sacrament of Confirmation, and receive in the Eucharist the food of eternal life.” CCC1212
Our Sacramental programs are parish based and ‘family centred.’ Please be aware our preparation programs require a high level of commitment by families. We rely heavily on parent involvement and parents are required to attend all sessions with their children.
The aim of these programs, apart from being an excellent opportunity to prepare your child to receive each Sacrament, is also to help build friendships and community spirit. The structure of each program is also aimed at strengthening the relationships between parents and children by offering a variety of opportunities for interaction in a reflective environment. As parents you are the first educators of your child’s faith journey. Your involvement is essential for your child’s spiritual growth which you pledged to support at their Baptism.
The Sacraments to be offered in 2021 are:
Year 3 – Sacrament of Reconciliation-
Parent Meeting – Wednesday 28th April at 7pm in the Church. Please bring a $15 resource fee to this meeting.
- Saturday 5th June 2021
Year 3 – Sacrament of First Holy Communion
Parent Meeting – Wednesday 15th September at 7pm in the Church. Please bring a $30 resource fee to this meeting.
First Holy Communion dates:
- 6th & 7th November during the weekend Masses
- 13th & 14th November during the weekend Masses
Year 6 – Sacrament of Confirmation
Parent Meeting – Wednesday 21stJ July at 7pm in the Church. Please bring a $30 resource fee to this meeting.
- Saturday 21st August at 12 noon and 2:00pm.
- Sunday 22nd at 12 noon and 2:30pm.
*Dates subject to change. Please check bulletin/website closer to the dates.
Each Program consists of one initial Parent Meeting held at All Hallows’ Church where you will be given all the information relevant to the particular Sacrament being received and an opportunity to ask any questions that you may have.
The weekend following the Parent Meeting, families are invited to attend a mass to show their commitment to the programme.
At the Parent Meeting small home groups of 6 children per group with a volunteer leader and a host for the Home Meetings are organised.
The Home Meetings are run for 4 weeks: 1 hr sessions per week held in the host’s home or in the Church gathering space/foyer. A parent/carer is required to attend and participate in all 4 sessions.
There will be one practice in the Church before the Sacrament, where proceedings are explained. This date will be confirmed at the Parent Information night which will be advised in the church bulletin a few weeks prior to the Sacrament.
While the Sacrament of Reconciliation is not one of the Sacraments of Initiation, it is the Practice of the Church for children to be prepared for the Sacrament of Reconciliation prior to receiving their First Holy Communion.
Together with the Sacramental Team who are all very happy to answer any questions you may have. The Sacramental program at All Hallows’ is parish based, facilitated together.
Please note the attached “Application for Participation in the Sacramental Program” form must be received by the Parish office by the 16th April for your child to be included in the Sacramental Program this year.
Please email the Sacramental team with any enquiries at email@example.com or contact the parish office on 02 9713 7960.