Sacrament of First Eucharist 2018
We would like to thank you for considering the Sacrament of Eucharist for your child
Once a child has received both the Sacraments of Baptism and Penance they are eligible to receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion (Eucharist). Generally, students who are in Year 3 or above, in Primary School, are invited to participate in this Sacrament. At St Augustine’s and St Joseph’s Parishes, this sacrament is offered during Term 3 of the school year (with registration completed during the previous term). Every candidate is required to participate in a 4-5 week preparation program, prior to the Sacramental day.
There is a fee of $50 which is required to cover the costs of preparation materials. You are asked to pay this at the time you register your child. It can be paid by credit card via the link to the left of this page (Make your Payment or Donation), or by delivering the money, in an envelope, to the parish Secretary (marked with your child’s name). If you have difficulty in paying this fee please arrange an appointment to see Fr Salas by contacting the Parish Office on (02) 9810 1157
Please see below the important dates for the preparation and the celebration of the sacrament.
|PARENT REFLECTION AND INFORMATION MEETINGS|
|5 July 2018
7 July 2018
Parents Reflection & Information evening: 6:30 pm St Augustine’s Church. Distribution of forms. Online registration opens.
A parent representative of candidates wishing for their child to make their First Eucharist (First Holy Communion) at St Augustine’s and St Joseph’s Parishes this year, is required to be at this meeting to ensure no one misses out.
Those attending this event will have the first option of dates available for the program.
Parents Reflection & Information Meeting: 4:00 pm (for those unable to attend the meeting on the 5 July): Information covered at this meeting will be a repeat of the meeting on the 5 July 2018.
|14 – 15 July 2018
21 – 22 July 2018
26 July, or
27 July 2018
|Commitment Mass: Families choose 1 of 11 Masses to attend. Candidates and their Parents will express their commitment to the program and finalise enrolment.
Candidates and their families choose one Commitment Mass to attend:
14 July @ 5pm; 15 July @ 9am,10:30am or 6pm
21 July @ 5pm; 22 July @ 9am, 10:30am or 6pm
24 July @ 7:30am; 26 July @ 7:30am; 27 July @ 7:30am;
Registration will be complete after attending the Information Meeting and one Commitment Mass
29 July 2018
|Preparation Sessions: This will be the commencement date of the preparation Sessions. Parents will have 4 choices of events to attend with their child.
Attendance at 4 sessions (1 per week) is expected.
|SPIRITUALITY DAY – “A Day in the Eucharist”|
|6 September 2018||
‘A Day in the Eucharist’ – Spirituality Day: Candidates are required to attend this day.
|FIRST EUCHARIST MASSES – Ceremony Days|
|8 & 9 September 2018||
First Eucharist Masses: This year First Eucharist Mass (First Holy Communion) will be conducted over four Masses.
Saturday 8 September at 1:30 pm & 5:00 pm
Sunday 9 September at 10:30 am & 6:00 pm
REGISTRATION FOR FIRST EUCHARIST
IS NOW OPEN
For questions regarding First Eucharist please contact the Parish Office on 9810 1157
or email the office at email@example.com