Parish Sacramental Policy 2018

 

St. Anne’s Parish, Seaford conducts a parish based sacramental programme. The programme 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 programme 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 programme fundamentally involves attendance at Mass. Where this aspect of the programme 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 2018.

All Sacramental dates for 2018 are summarised below.

Enrolments have closed for 2018.

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.

Time:  9.45am – 11.00am
Place:  Parish Centre Meeting Room
Date:   Saturday 6th October

Our Baptism Coordinator will work with parents to arrange the baptism of their child/children in the October – December period. 

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.

Dates:  Saturday 17th March and Saturday 24th March
Time:  4.00pm – 5.00pm

OR

Dates:  Wednesday 14th March and Wednesday 21st March
Time:  7.30pm – 8.30pm

Please note that these sessions are planned for one hour’s duration.  Another key date for the Sacrament of Reconciliation is the weekend 17th & 18th March. Parents are asked to bring their child/children along to any of the weekend Masses to make a commitment to the preparation of this Sacrament.

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

Time:  4.00pm – 5.00pm
Dates:  Saturdays 6th May, 13th May and 20th May

OR

Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Dates:  Wednesdays 2nd May, 9th May and 16th May

Please note that these sessions are planned for one hour’s duration.  Another key date for the Sacrament of First Eucharist is the weekend 5th & 6th May. Parents are asked to bring their child/children along to any of the weekend Masses to make a commitment to the preparation of this Sacrament.

May 26th & 27th, June 9th & 10th and June 16th & 17th – All Masses on these weekends have been set aside for First Eucharist.
Please note that the maximum number of children making this sacrament at any mass is 8.

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.

Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Dates: Wednesday 10th October and 17th October

OR

Time: 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Dates: Saturdays 13th October and Saturday 20th October

Please note that these sessions are planned for one hour’s duration.  Another key date for the Sacrament of Confirmation is the weekend 13th & 14th October. Parents are asked to bring their child/children along to any of the weekend Masses to make a commitment to the preparation of this Sacrament.

Confirmation Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Peter Elliott on Sunday October 28nd at 1.30pm.

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