The Sacraments are at the heart of our Christian life. The first disciples were fortunate that they could meet the Lord and experience him there and then in their everyday lives. We might think that they were very much a separate, privileged group. While this might be true on one level, we are all in fact given the same wonderful opportunity to encounter Jesus – through the sacraments.
The Latin word sacramentum means “a sign of the sacred.” The seven sacraments are ceremonies that point to what is sacred, significant and important for Christians. They are special occasions for experiencing God’s presence.
For our Catholic Children who are ready to receive their First Holy Communion (Year 3 upwards) and Confirmation (Year 6) then the school, along with the parish provides the appropriate preparation, usually via special workshops on a Saturday and in the units of work taught in Religious Education.
It is important to note that this is a joint process involving commitment and support from you as parents as well. It is expected that our children will be attending a weekend Mass in order for them to be ready for the Sacraments.