Children’s Sacramental Program

Preparation for the Sacraments of Initiation (Confirmation, First Holy Communion, Penance) for children. All families welcome.

Some things to note:

  • Preparation generally occurs between April and July each year. Please contact us if you are interested in your child participating. We follow the Brisbane Archdiocesan guidelines for Christian Initiation for Children. These include:

    • Children may receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the year they turn eight (generally Grade 3).

    • In the year children turn nine (generally Grade 4), they make First Communion and, as part of their preparation for this, celebrate their First Reconciliation in the second rite.

    • In the year children turn ten (generally Grade 5), they celebrate the Sacrament of Penance with individual confession and absolution in the first rite.

These ages offer a good guideline, but readiness is about much more than just age so if you feel your child may be ready to begin, or continue, their Sacramental preparation this year, we’d love to chat with you! Please contact: