Student who attends a non-Catholic school within the Gymea Parish.  We wish to inform you of the Sacramental Program for the Sacraments of Reconciliation (Confession), Eucharist (Communion) and Confirmation in 2020 and warmly invite you to participate. In Gymea Parish children prepare for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist in year 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 fifteen 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) 5.00pm and Sunday 7.30am, 9.30am, 6.00pm.  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.  Fifteen 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 2020

Confirmation Sunday 31 May or 7 June, 11:30am
First Reconciliation Wednesday 1 July 6:00pm
First Eucharist
(First Holy Communion)
Sunday 16  August , or Sunday 23 August,
11:30am

PREPARATION CLASSES
(compulsory attendance for candidates and their caregivers)
All Classes held at St Catherine Laboure Primary School, Gymea

Confirmation Sundays (8:15am to 9:15am) – Benedict Hall 3, 10, 17, 24 May
Friday Retreat Day (8.45am to 3pm) 29 May
First Reconciliation Sundays (8.10am to 9.15am) – Benedict Hall 7 , 14, 21, 28 June
First Eucharist Sundays (8.15am to 9.15am) – Benedict Hall 19, 26 July, 2, 9 August
  Friday Retreat Day (8.45am to 1pm) 14 August

COST

The enrolment fee of Confirmation $30, Eucharist $20, Reconciliation $10 will cover costs/ outgoings only. There is NO profit margin in this costing.

After the enrolment 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 or sacramentalprogramme@stcaths.org.au.