Sacrament of First Eucharist 2019
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 $60 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|
|20 June 2019||
Parents Reflection & Information evening: 6:30 pm St Augustine’s.
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.
TBC: A follow up Parents Reflection & Information Meeting: for those unable to attend the meeting on the 20 June.
Commitment Mass: Families to attend one of several Masses where they will hand in their Commitment card.
By doing this, Candidates and their Parents will express their commitment to the program.
Dates of Commitment Masses TBC
Registration will only be completed after attending the Information Meeting and one of the Commitment Mass.
NB:Nomination of session and ceremonies will not be accepted until registration is complete.
Candidates and their parent/s will need to attend 4 preparation sessions over 4 weeks.
There will be 3 options for session attendance each week.
Attendance at 4 sessions (1 per week) is expected.
|SPIRITUALITY DAY – “A Day in the Eucharist”|
|12 September 2019||
‘A Day in the Eucharist’ – Spirituality Day:
Candidates are required to attend this day.
|FIRST EUCHARIST MASSES – Ceremony Days|
|14 & 15 September 2019||
First Eucharist Masses: parents have the option of their child attending one of four 1st Eucharist Ceremonies (First Holy Communion) at Parish Masses.
Saturday 14 September at 1:30 pm & 5:00 pm
Sunday 15 September at 10:30 am & 6:00 pm
REGISTRATION for 1st EUCHARIST
Will open after the Parent Information Night
For questions regarding First Eucharist please contact the Parish Office on 9810 1157
or email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org