Students who attend a non-Catholic school within the Gymea Parish.
We wish to inform you of the Sacramental Programme for the Sacraments of Reconciliation (Confession), Eucharist (Communion) and Confirmation in 2021 and warmly invite you to participate.
In Gymea Parish, children prepare for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist in years 3 or 4 and Confirmation in year 6.

At St Catherine Laboure Parish Gymea we see Sacramental preparation as a partnership between the parish and your family. 
Our Sacramental program is designed for full parental participation.
As parents or caregivers, YOU are the most important link in your child’s religious education.  Parents or caregivers and children attend classes together.

There is a requirement that children preparing for Confirmation and Eucharist attend at least twenty Sunday (or Saturday Vigil) Masses and have an attendance form (see over) signed by the officiating priest in the Sacristy after each Sabbath Mass which your child attends. 
Parish Mass times are Saturday (Vigil) 5.00 pm and Sunday 7.30 am and
9.30 am.

It is important these Mass attendances begin as soon as possible. 
Without such preparation the Sacrament would be deferred so we encourage you to be really involved in this time of preparation.

Mass attendance cards will be presented to Monsignor Rayner during the second week of lessons
Twenty Masses must have been attended by this time. 
Only upon completion of the Mass attendance will candidates officially be accepted for these Sacraments. 
Mass attendance should continue throughout the preparation.  

SACRAMENT DATES 2021 – DATES AND TIMES AND ADDITIONAL DETAILS WILL BE ADVISED SHORTLY (as at 1 March 2021)

Confirmation Sunday, 29 August at 11:30 am or 2 pm
First Reconciliation Lessons commence 18 April 2021 date of actual Reconciliation ceremony to be advised
First Eucharist
(First Holy Communion)
Sunday, 25 July at 11:30 am or 2 pm

PREPARATION CLASSES
(compulsory attendance for candidates and their caregivers)
All Classes held at St Catherine Labouré Primary School’s Benedict Hall, Gymea

Confirmation Sundays (8:30 am to 9:25 am) – Benedict Hall1, 8, 15 & 22 August 2021
First Reconciliation Sundays (8.30 am to 9.25 am) – Benedict Hall18, 25, April &
2, 9 May 2021
First Eucharist Sundays (8.30am to 9.25am) – Benedict Hall20, 27 June &
4, 11 & 18 July
 

COST

The enrolment fee of Confirmation $30, Eucharist $30, Reconciliation $10 will cover costs/ outgoings only. There is NO profit margin in this costing.


You are asked to download, complete and return to the Parish Office ASAP the requisite Commitment Document for the Sacrament the child will be receiving this year – also, they can returned and handed in to the Sacramental Coordinator at the First Lesson for that Sacrament.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE WILL WE ACCEPT EMAILED DOCUMENTS – THEY MUST BE RETURNED TO THE PARISH OFFICE IN PERSON !!!!!

NO EMAILED PAPERWORK WILL BE ACTIONED


Please DO NOT TRY AND EMAIL the forms back as they clog our email account and we cannot access them – especially when you take a photo shot of them and try and send them via email!!!!!
After the enrollment period is over, our Sacramental Coordinator will contact you via email. If you require further information or have any questions please contact the Parish Office – office@stcaths.org.au or 9525.1138 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
sacramentalprogramme@stcaths.org.au.