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2019 Sacramental Dates

2019 Sacramental Dates

As so many people are already preparing their 2019 diaries, we have once again decided to publish—before the end of the school year—the dates for our parish celebrations of Confirmation, First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion (Eucharist) in 2019.

We ask that you take note of the dates and include them now in your diaries. As these 2019 dates are being sent out now, we hope that families will be able to work their other commitments around the dates and make the celebration of these sacraments and the sacramental preparation lessons a priority.

The parish’s weekly celebration of the Mass is at the heart of the preparation program for all the sacraments. 

While catechists, teachers and members of the parish sacramental team will—once again in 2019—support our parish sacramental programs, the most important “teachers” for the children preparing for these sacraments will be you—their parents and families.

The 2019 dates for these sacraments are to be found in the information pack. It is essential, if you want your child/ren to receive any of these sacraments that you attend the parent information session for the relevant sacrament. In our parish, baptised children in Year 3 and above, can make their First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion, and children in Year 6 and above, who have made their First Holy Communion, can receive Confirmation.

Parent Information sessions

Confirmation 2019 3:30pm-5:00pm or 7:00pm–8:30pm
Wednesday 14 November 2018 
Southern Mass Centre, 94 Oran Park Drive, Oran Park
First Reconciliation 2019
First Holy Communion 2019 
3:30pm-5:00pm or 7:00pm–8:30pm
Wednesday 1 May 2019 
Southern Mass Centre, 94 Oran Park Drive, Oran Park

Responding to the feedback from families involved in our 2018 Sacramental Programs and mindful of the limited space in our Oran Park Mass Centre to gather, we will be running two Information Sessions on the same day – a session at 3.30pm-5pm, and a session from 7pm-8.30pm. (Families are only required to attend one of these information sessions)

Please note: Again in response to feedback from families involved in our 2018 Sacramental Program there will be a combined information session for both ‘1st Reconciliation and 1st Holy Communion’, rather than an information session for each of these Sacraments.

We will be holding an information session on Wednesday 8 May 2019, prior to the start of the First Reconciliation preparation program, for families who wish their child/ren to make their First Reconciliation and/or First Holy Communion BUT whose children are not baptised or have been baptised in a Christian church other than Catholic. This information session is in addition to the parent information session for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.

For more information on our 2019 sacramental program contact oranparksacraments@dow.org.au

Click to download the information pack.