2021 Sacramental Dates

2021 Sacramental Dates

As so many people are already preparing their 2021 diaries, we have once again decided to publish—before the end of the school year—the dates for our parish celebrations of First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion (Eucharist) and Confirmation, in 2021.

Due to covid19 protocols that will continue to impact parish life in 2021, we will continue some of the sacramental preparation practices we began in 2020 and change some others to reflect the ‘covid-normal’ world.

As in 2020, all sacraments in 2021 will be celebrated in accordance with covid19 protocols. This means that preparatory courses are likely to be in an online format, while sacramental celebrations may have limited guest numbers.

First Reconciliation will be celebrated in Term 1 of the school year.
First Holy Communion (Eucharist) in Term 2 of the school year.
Confirmation in Term 3 of the school year.

We ask that you take note of the dates and include them now in your diaries. As these 2021 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 process’ a priority.

While catechists, teachers and members of the parish sacramental team will, once again in 2021, support our parish sacramental programs, the most important “teachers” for the children preparing for these sacraments will be you - their parents and families.

PARENT INFORMATION SESSIONS

It is essential, if you want your child/ren to receive any of the sacraments of initiation, that you attend the Parent Information Night 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.

In 2021, the Parent Information Sessions for:

First Reconciliation will be held on Tuesday, 16th February 2021

First Holy Communion will be held on Wednesday, 28th April 2021

Confirmation will be held on Wednesday, 21st July 2021

Mindful that due to covid19 protocols that restrict the number of people that can be in the Oran Park Mass Centre at the one time: we will be running two Information Sessions on the same day – a session at 4.30pm-5.30pm, and a session from 6.30pm-7.30pm.

(Families are only required to attend one of these information sessions – and will be required due to covid protocols to PRE-REGISTER TO ATTEND THE INFORMATION SESSION - Registration details will be supplied closest to the date)

 

At these Parent Information Sessions to be held at Southern Mass Centre, 94 Oran Park Drive, Oran Park we will explain the various ‘steps’ associated with preparing for the Sacrament, along with practical details regarding the online workshops, the weekly reflection sheet, the Alpha experience for adult family members and the actual ceremonies.                                             –

If a candidate was not baptised at St Mary MacKillop Parish, a copy of their baptism certificate must be brough to this Parent Information Session.

ONLINE ENROLMENT FORMS

To follow covid19 protocols, rather than ‘paper forms’ online Enrolment forms for the 2021 Sacraments will be available via the parish website www.marymackillopparish.org.au

1st Reconciliation

Online Enrolment form available from Sunday 30th January 2021

The online enrolment forms must be submitted no later than 12noon on Sunday 14th February 2021

1st Holy Communion

Online Enrolment form available from Sunday 28th March 2021

The online enrolment forms must be submitted no later than 12noon on Sunday 18th April 2021

Confirmation

Online Enrolment form available from Sunday 20th June 2021

The online enrolment forms must be submitted no later than 12noon on Sunday 11th July 2021

For more information on our 2021 sacramental program contact oranparksacraments@dow.org.au

Click to download the information pack.