Education - Sacraments

The Sacraments are central for Catholics to remind us that God is present in our lives. They also provide the support that we need to live out our faith commitment. At St Mary’s, the preparation and celebration for the Sacraments of Initiation are:

• family-centred

• parish-based

• school and catechist supported.

Families are invited by the Parish to enrol their Baptised children for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation.

As each Sacrament approaches the children are prepared by their teachers. The Parish welcomes them to attend three Workshops, Commitment Mass and a Retreat Day to enrich the classroom learning. Children from local schools are involved in all Parish activities and after school catechist classes.

Our approach is one where we strive to achieve the right balance between being a community of Christ and allowing families the opportunity to understand the commitment to Christian living that initiation entails.