Parish Sacramental Policy 2019

St. Anne’s Parish, Seaford conducts a parish based sacramental program. The program applies to all eligible students from the two parish primary schools plus eligible students from the parish who attend other schools (government/private school students).

This parish based program also helps educate parents in their rights, duties, and responsibilities towards the faith of their children and of the Sacraments.

These Sacraments include: Reconciliation, First Eucharist, Confirmation and Baptism for Older School Age Children aged 7–12 years.

The sacramental program fundamentally involves attendance at Mass. Where this aspect of the program proves difficult for a family please contact the parish office to arrange an appointment with Fr. Benneth.

More information is outlined in the Parish Sacramental Policy 2019 which is available below to download.

An information evening to outline the Sacramental Program and the expectations required from students and parents will be held on Thursday 7th February at 7.00pm in the Church. Enrolments forms will be available on this evening.   Fr. Benneth will outline the changes to this year’s Sacramental Program and also the expectations from both children and families in preparing for the sacraments during 2019.    This meeting is for the Sacraments of Baptism of Older Children, Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation.

Sacrament of Baptism for Older Children

Adult Sacramental Preparation Sessions

It will be necessary for parent/s to attend an Adult Faith Education Session in preparation for their child’s Baptism.

This date is Saturday 5th October from 9.45am – 10.45am.

Our Baptism Coordinator will work with parents to arrange the baptism of their child/children in the October – December period and will book and confirm your child’s baptismal date with you at this meeting.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Adult Sacramental Preparation Sessions

It will be necessary for parent/s to attend an Adult Faith Education Course in preparation for their child’s reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  These sessions are for an hour so please arrive promptly.

Wednesday 27th March from 7.30pm – 8.30pm OR Saturday 30th March from 4.00pm – 5.00pm

Parents are asked to also bring their child/children along to any of the weekend Masses on Saturday 27th or Sunday 28th April to make a commitment to the preparation of this Sacrament.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation Service for all children will be held on Tuesday 30th April.

Sacrament of First Eucharist

Adult Sacramental Preparation Sessions

It will be necessary for parent/s to attend an Adult Faith Education Course in preparation for their child’s reception of the Sacrament of First Eucharist.  These sessions are for an hour so please arrive promptly.

Wednesday 22nd May from 7.30pm – 8.30pm OR Saturday 25th May from 4.00pm – 5.00pm  

Parents need to bring their child along to any of the weekend Masses on Saturday 1st or Sunday 2nd June to make a commitment to the preparation of this Sacrament.

The Sacrament of First Eucharist will be held on Sunday 16th June and Sunday 23rd June at 1.00pm.

Sacrament of Confirmation

Adult Sacramental Preparation Sessions

It will be necessary for parent/s to attend an Adult Faith Education Course in preparation for their child’s reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation.  These sessions are for an hour so please arrive promptly.

Wednesday 9th October from 7.30pm – 8.30pm OR Saturday 12th October from 4.00pm – 5.00pm

Parents are also asked to bring their child/children along to any of the weekend Masses during Saturday 19th or Sunday 20th October to make a commitment to the preparation of this Sacrament. 

A Confirmation Retreat Preparation Day will be held at the schools for all students participating and this date will be advised closer to the time.  There is also a Confirmation Rehearsal Session during the week before the Sacrament.  Both of these sessions are compulsory for students to attend.

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be held on Sunday 27th October at 1.30pm.

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