THE SACRAMENT OF
The Celebration of the Eucharist within The Mass is the centre of our faith as Catholics. When you make this sacrament for the first time, you are joining in communion with the entirety of Gods worldwide family, the Church.
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EPISODE 38 OF THE THREE MINUTE CATECHISM SERIES USED WITH PERMISSION FROM KATHMEDIA 2018.
REGISTRATION FOR THIS SACRAMENT HAS NOW CLOSED. PLEASE CALL RITA AT THE PARISH OFFICE IF YOU HAVE MISSED THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE OF 21 MAY 2021.
WHAT IS FIRST EUCHARIST?
The celebration of the Eucharist is at the heart of Christian life. Since its institution at the Last Supper, the Church has been entrusted with the memorial of Christ’s sacrifice and resurrection until he comes again. By active and wholehearted participation in the Mass, faith is nourished and strengthened.
The Eucharist is one of the seven sacraments of the Church. It is the summit of the Church’s activity and the source of grace for Christian living. In the Eucharist the Church is instructed by the Word of God and nourished at the table of the Lord so that all are drawn into closer union with God and each other.
To complete the registration of your child for the sacrament of first Eucharist, you are invited to make a sacramental offering, which covers many of the resources of preparing children for the sacrament. The suggested Sacramental offering is $60 for one child and $100 for two children. There are a number of ways you can make this payment.
1. Place money in an envelope and deliver to the parish office (along with your hard copy registration form) during opening hours
2. Use the parish online payment portal via the button below (the preferred method).
Children are prepared for their first Eucharist through the school of religion, or through their RE curriculum at school. This involves lessons from St Gregory's teachers as well as Father Troy around the significance of the sacrament for their faith, and the practicalities of making the sacrament. Children from the local state schools and St Edmunds college will be required to attend the 4 compulsory instructions classes, these are held after hours usually on a Wednesday and Thursday. Details for these classes can be found on the Schedule of Events which is issued at time of registration.
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Did you know that once the bread has become Jesus body it's stored in a super special and secure safe called the tabernacle?
You might be thinking, why is Jesus kept in a safe? why not the money instead?
But that's the awesome thing about the Eucharist, it's the most special thing in the entire church, because it is the presence of God on earth, which is why it's more valuable than all the money in the world.