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RESURRECTION PARISH SACRAMENTAL POLICY - 2014


We are privileged to belong to Resurrection Parish where parents, or another guardian, take the responsibility for preparing their children for the reception of the Sacraments.  

Resurrection School supports Parish practice by emphasising sacramental life at every grade level.  It further develops the Sacramental faith in our children by ensuring that those students, who have received the sacraments continue to celebrate them as a part of normal primary school life.

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

From November to February, parents are asked to nominate their interest in their child receiving one of the Sacraments.  An Expression of Interest Form must be completed.

Two weeks prior to the first meeting, a letter will be sent home with an Enrolment Form, and a list of dates for the Sacrament which parents are interested in.  
The Enrolment Form must then be returned to the first meeting, which will be at one of our weekend Masses.  

Our program seeks an Enrolment Form from the parent or guardian.  Upon completion and return you are agreeing to enter into and support the program.  
You agree to attend all meetings and prepare your child for that Sacrament.  As the Rite of Baptism says "The first teachers are their parents".  
Our parish supports and endorses you in this role.  We look forward to working with you.

RECONCILIATION (CONFESSION)

Students must be in at least Grade 3 as this is a more appropriate age and time.
Students must receive religious education in either a Catholic School or Parish Religious Education program for one complete year before celebrating Reconciliation.
Parents (or guardian) and students are required to attend all meetings. If you are unable to attend all of the meetings, it is advised that you reconsider your child’s enrolment in the Sacrament another year.  
Meetings will not be repeated.

The 2nd Rite of Reconciliation will be celebrated in the Church.

It is the responsibility of parents to take their children to individual reconciliation (First Rite).  In fact, the practice of private reconciliation today depends on the practice of parents.  
Private reconciliation is available at Resurrection Church - check for times.

A Baptism Certificate is requested if the student has not been baptised at Resurrection Church.

EUCHARIST (FIRST COMMUNION)

Students are presented when parents feel they are ready (usually Grade 4).

Parents and Students are required
to attend meetings.  Student enrolment is conditional upon parents attendance.
If you are unable to attend all of the meetings, it is advised that you reconsider your child’s enrolment in the Sacrament another year.  Meetings will not be repeated.

Families may prepare individually or in small groups and students may receive Eucharist in small groups at our special First Eucharist celebrations held during Sunday Masses.

CONFIRMATION

Students must be in at least Grade 6.  The student must have been baptised and received Reconciliation and Eucharist.

Parents and students are required
to attend meetings.  If you are unable to attend all of the meetings, it is advised that you reconsider your child’s enrolment in the Sacrament another year.  
Meetings will not be repeated.

Students are requested to attend a workshop Retreat usually held during the week preceeding the Confirmation.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES for Government School students

Resurrection Parish provides Religious Education classes for all students who are NOT attending Catholic Primary or Secondary schools.
Students must receive religious education classes for one complete year before celebrating the Sacraments. For more information, please contact the Marj  at the parish

Any enquiries please direct to:  Marj  Sjostrom  -  Sacramental and Religious Education Coordinator at the Resurrection Parish on 97015899.




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