Sacramental Programme for 
First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion

Children in Year 3 have received their First Reconciliation this year. 

First Holy Communion follows the receipt of the Sacrament of Reconciliation usually in Term 3.

There will be a parent meeting in Term 3 for those children who have received their First Reconciliation to commence the program for First Holy Communion. This will be held in St Joseph's Hall, Rockdale. 
Only ONE parent or guardian of a child is allowed to attend this meeting and the children do not attend. There is parking in the school grounds off Parker St, Rockdale, just up from the Centrelink roundabout. 

The Registration Form for the programme will be handed out on the night.

The children must attend four Lessons of Preparations for First Holy Communion on Sunday mornings.


Sacramental Programme for Confirmation

The Sacrament of Confirmation is usually celebrated by the children in Years 5 or Year 6, after they have received their First Holy Communion, Confirmations are normally held every two years in the even years.  However, due to Covid-19 Confirmation was not held in 2020.

This year 2021, the children who are currently in Year 6 those in Years 7 or 8 who missed out last year will be Confirmed. It is possible that Confirmation will have to take place each year while the virus is still in our communities as numbers are restricted in our churches.

The dates for Confirmation in 2021 are - 

  • St Joseph's Rockdale - Thursday 10th June

  • St Gabriel's Bexley - Tuesday 15th June

  • St Francis Xavier's Arncliffe - Wednesday 23rd June

Following a Parent Information Night on Thursday, 13th May, the children will attend four Lessons of Preparations for Confirmation on Sundays.