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Children's Sacraments

 

First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation

Children are eligible to prepare for and celebrate the Sacraments of:

First Reconciliation, in Grade 3 and above
First Eucharist in Grade 4 and above
Confirmation in Grade 5 or 6 and above.

Candidates are usually prepared for the Sacrament of:

First Reconciliation in School Term 1
First Eucharist in School Term 2
Confirmation in School Term 3 (or 4)

Our Sacramental Preparation Program places a strong emphasis on family involvement, as we recognise that parents / guardians are the main educators in faith of their children.

How does Parish-based Sacramental preparation fit with the School-based Religious Education program?

Galilee Regional Catholic Primary School is administered by both the Parish of South Melbourne and the parish of Port Melbourne/Middle Park and Sacramental Preparation Programs are offered by each of these Parishes.

The sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation are covered in the school's Religious Education program, but the immediate preparation for each sacrament and its celebration is provided through the parish in which the candidate lives.

Galilee School families who live in South Melbourne, Southbank & the eastern edge of Albert Park receive their Sacraments through Ss. Peter & Paul's parish, South Melbourne.

Families living in Port Melbourne, Garden City, Yarras Edge, Middle Park & Albert Park receive their Sacraments through the Carmelite Parish of St Joseph's, Port Melbourne/Our Lady of Mt Carmel, Middle Park.

Both Port Melbourne/Middle Park Parish and South Melbourne Parish offer the same Sacramental preparation program at the same time each year.

Confirmation at Sts Peter and Paul’s, South Melbourne in 2015

Wednesday 11th November – 7.00pm

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