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Life in Christ - Our Children’s Sacramental Programme

Every person baptized (or received) into the Catholic Church is entitled to receive the Sacraments of the Church. Our Pastoral Region works with you, the parents, in the Christian upbringing of your children. You have already taken the first step by having your child(ren) baptized. There are now other steps along your child(ren)’s life journey to ensure full participation in the sacramental life of the Church.

There are seven sacraments (Baptism, Confirmation, Reconciliation, Eucharist, Marriage, Anointing of the Sick and Holy Orders). In our Catholic tradition, it is usual for children of Primary School age to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation.

Sacramental Programme 2021

In Lumen Christi Catholic Parishes we acknowledge parents as the first educators in the Catholic Faith of their children. Our Parish based Sacramental programme reflects this perspective as we
support you in the preparation of your child for the reception of the Sacraments of Initiation.
Each year we conduct an evaluation of our Sacramental Programme. As a result of this year’s review, we would like to inform you of the structure of the 2021 Sacramental Programme.

Prior to enrolling your child into the Lumen Christi Sacramental Programme you, as parents/carers will be asked to attend a parent meeting which will be led by the Parish Administrator, Fr Bernard. This meeting is a requirement for enrolment into any of our Sacramental Programmes.

The Sacramental Programme for each Sacrament (Reconciliation/Confirmation/First Holy Communion) will be five weeks in length, commencing with the Parent meeting mentioned above.
To ensure careful preparation, attendance by the child and an accompanying parent/carer at the following four sessions is essential to ensure preparation for the reception of the Sacraments.
The sessions for each Sacrament will be held in St John Vianney Co-Cathedral commencing at 6.30 pm.


Parent Meeting: Wednesday 24th March or Thursday 25th March 6.30 pm in St John Vianney Co-Cathedral
Meeting 2: Confirmation Programme Session 1: 21st or 22nd April 6.30 pm in St John Vianney Co-Cathedral
Meeting 3: Confirmation Programme Session 2: 28th or 29th April 6.30 pm in St John Vianney Co-Cathedral
Meeting 4: Confirmation Programme Session 3: 5th or 6th May 6.30 pm in St John Vianney Co-Cathedral
Meeting 5: Confirmation Programme Session 4: 12th or 13th May 6.30 pm in St John Vianney Co-Cathedral
Sacrament of Confirmation around the Feast of Pentecost Sunday, 21st – 23rd May


Sacrament of the Eucharist Dates
Weekend of:
14th/15th Aug
21st/22nd Aug
28th/29th Aug

First Communion will be celebrated during Parish Mass times on these weekends. You will be notified of Mass times and Mass allocations in due time.
There are costs associated with our Sacramental programmes, such as wages, necessary items for Sacred Liturgy, maintenance of church buildings, and cleaning of the church. Therefore, we ask that you contribute the following so that we can continue to offer the Sacramental Programmes in an appropriate way:

Download Enrolement Form - Confirmation: $40 
(PARENT ENROLEMENT Wednesday 24th & 25th March 2021)


We look forward to meeting you all during our 2021 Sacramental Programme when we will work together to form your children in the understanding and the practice of our Catholic Faith.

Download Sacramental Information Letter 2020 

Contact:  Cathy Zamroz (Fridays)
36 Harbour Street, Wollongong NSW 2500
Tel: 02 4211 0506
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