After School Sacramental Program
At St Clement of Rome Parish, we offer this program for children who attend non-catholic schools and prepare them to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation. This has been developed in line with the current archdiocesan policy and guidelines for the sacramental preparation and initiation of school aged children.
Reconciliation - For the children in grade 3 (must be baptised catholic)
The Catholic Church requires that a child receives the sacrament of Reconciliation before receiving First Eucharist. Reconciliation allows us all to renew and celebrate the fact that God remains loving and continuously calls us to transform as God's children, so that we can live more freely, hopefully and faithfully knowing that we are greatly loved by God and valued by the Church community. It celebrates our need for forgiveness and our willingness to forgive.
First Eucharist - For the children in grade 4 (must have received sacrament of Reconciliation)
First Eucharist, that is sharing in the Body and Blood of the Lord at Mass for the first time, is the climax of the Cristian initiation process. Eating and drinking at the Lord's table affirms our belonging fully to the Christian community. In a most powerful, real and significant way, the sacredness of who we are in relation to God and each other is celebrated. We are then strengthened to live these very same truths in our daily lives compassionately and generously.
Confirmation - For the children in grade 6 (must have received sacrament of Reconciliation & First Eucharist)
This sacrament of initiation continues what began at our Baptism. Confirmation empowers us to follow Jesus as well as live the mission which Jesus left to us. Pentecost celebrates the gift of the Holy spirit which is a significant symbol in confirmation and represents spreading of the word of God. God's Spirit we believe has, is and will always move in with and through us.
Preparation for the above Sacraments is held one-hour per week on Saturday mornings prior to reception of each Sacrament.
For enquiries, please contact the Parish Office on 9850 3262.