The Seven Sacraments.
Christ gave us his Apostles and his Church to administer the Seven Sacraments, to help us lead a good life in this world and to help us reach Him after death.
The sacraments are pivotal events in a life journey and give special meaning to a person's life.
The three sacraments of Christian initiation are Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist
The two sacraments of healing are Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick
The last two are Marriage and Holy Orders
Sacramental Programme 2022
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Wednesday 8th June 7pm - Parents meeting: First Holy Communion
Sunday 12th June 9.30am Mass - First Holy Communion Session one
Sunday 19th June 9.30am Mass - First Holy Communion Session two
Sunday 26th June 9.30am Mass - First Holy Communion Session three (this date may be reviewed as it is "Matariki" weekend)
Sunday 3rd July 11.30am Mass- Sacrament of First Holy Communion (note this change of time from 2pm)
Wednesday 9 November 7pm - Parents meeting: Reconciliation.
Sunday 13th November 9.30am Mass - Reconciliation Session one
Sunday 20th November 9.30am Mass - Reconciliation Session two
Sunday 27 November 9.30am Mass - Reconciliation Session three
Wednesday 30 November- 6.30pm Sacrament of Reconciliation
Notes to Timeline
Each session for children takes place within the Sunday 9.30am parish Mass. Morning tea follows Mass with a short follow up session in the hall. It is a requirement of the programme that candidates attend every catechesis session and that one parent or confirmation sponsor, attend with their child. Each session includes attendance at the parish Sunday Mass. If it necessary for a child to be absent because of sickness or some other serious reason it is expected that one parent or sponsor will attend the session. More than one session missed by a child will require a meeting with the parish priest to discern the best path forward.
(7pm on Wednesday 11 May, Wednesday 8 June & Wednesday 9 November).
It is essential that at least one parent/caregiver attend this session and subsequent Parent Meetings.
We explain what is involved in the programme and the expectation of parental involvement. It’s an opportunity to ask questions and to explore what the sacrament is about so that you can walk with your child in an informed way. If you cannot make this session, please let us know and arrange for a proxy adult to attend e.g. a godparent, or someone who is actively involved in the faith life of your child.
PLEASE EMAIL THE PARISH OFFICE FOR AN APPLICATION FOR ENROLMENT
Application for Enrolment Form firstname.lastname@example.org
Marriage Preparation Programme
Contact: Gerry Smith (Leader / co-ordinator)
Phone : 09 360 3025
Email : email@example.com