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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PARENTS: PLEASE CONTINUE TO SEND IN REGISTRATION FORMS FOR THIS SACRAMENT. PARENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED IF/WHEN THE RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED FOR THIS SACRAMENT.
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.
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. Details for these classes can be found on the Schedule of Events which is issued at time of registration.
Due to the COVID 19 restrictions all sacraments have been suspended until further notice. However, parents are asked to still register their children. They will be notified when a new date has been rescheduled for this sacrament. An updated schedule of events will then be reissued. To register you child for this years sacramental program, you will need to fill out the form below and send it completed to the parish office ASAP. Please note, this form can be used for only one child, a new form will need to be filled out for each child being registered.
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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.