St Mary MacKillop's Parish, Rockdale City
and St Gabriel's Parish, Bexley
Looking after the Communities of St Francis Xavier's Arncliffe, St Joseph's Rockdale and St Gabriel's Bexley
SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM 2023
Sacramental Programme for
First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion
When children are in Year 3 or older they are eligible to make their First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. The First Reconciliation program is generally held in Term 1 of the school year.
A parent meeting is held before the children's classes and at least one parent must attend the meeting.
First Holy Communion will be held in Term 2 this year. The Sacrament of Eucharist will be received by the children on the weekend of 24th and 25th June in each of our parish churches at a separate Mass to the regular weekend Masses.
The parent meeting for the First Holy Communion program will be held in the parish hall of
St Joseph's Rockdale on Thursday, 18th May at 7.00pm.
At least one parent must attend this meeting
The children's lessons will be held on Sundays, 21st May, 28th May, 4th June and 18th June.
The children must attend all four lessons of preparation for each Sacrament.
Sacramental Programme for Confirmation
These are the dates for the Sacrament of Confirmation in 2023
Rockdale - Thursday 7th September at 7pm
Arncliffe - Wednesday 13th September at 6pm
Bexley - Thursday 14th September at 7pm
It is expected that Catholic children in both Years 5 and Year 6 will be Confirmed in our parishes in 2023.